Roanoke College Ghost Story near The Blue Ridge Parkway and Mount Rogers 40th Naturalist Rally Coming Up!

 My Artwork


colorblastbig2 (1)Color Blast    Original Oil Painting has been Sold

Prints on Paper or canvas Available at    KENDALL KESSLER ART

A terrific example of gorgeous evening color on The Blue Ridge Mountains!


cloudcolorlarge (1)Cloud Color    Original 5″x7″ Oil Painting       $75.00

Prints on Paper or Canvas  Available at       KENDALL KESSLER ART


One of my favorite cloud paintings!


riverview (1)Riverview Reflections       Original  30″x40″  Oil Painting       $2425

Prints on Paper or Canvas Available at      KENDALL KESSLER ART


If I had to pick a favorite painting, this is it!  The intricate surface, colors and textures are wonderful!


The Haunted Guest House of Roanoke College

The Monterey House on High Street on Roanoke College’s campus is said to be haunted. The house was purchased in 2002 and is used for a guest house and meeting space.  According to Dr. Tom Carter, the owner did not want to sell the house and told her children that the college would get the house over her dead body.

Supposedly the owner’s body is one of many ghosts people come in contact with at the house.  Students that have stayed over night have claimed they heard noises or felt tapping on their necks and hands. Dr. Carter asks his students to consider how their beliefs shape their findings and to try hard to discern exactly where the noises are coming from.

I don’t know if this is something to boast about, but Roanoke College has a year round Hall o’ ween house!


I got this information from Roanoke College online.   There is a picture of the building in the article.


Life with The Bird and Word Man – Clyde Kessler

The much anticipated Mount Rogers 40th Naturalist Rally is almost here!   All are welcome for this great mountain event!


The 40th Annual Mount Rogers Naturalist Rally

This BRDC signature event highlights the crown jewel of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Southwest Virginia.  The Mount Rogers area, which includes Virginia’s three tallest peaks, has long fascinated scholars and explorers.  Not only is there a wide variation in altitude, there are many different ecosystems and mini-ecosystems within a short drive or hike of each other.

The 2014 Rally will be May 9 & 10.

Friday Night Speaker –  Nancy Lee Adamson PhD, Pollinator Conservation Specialist – East Region, The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. An Introduction to Native Bees and Other “Beneficial” Arthropods of the Mid-Atlantic – learn about common native bees we can support by protecting and planting pollinator habitat. The program will highlight nesting habits of some of the 500 species of native bees in Virginia, as well as other pollinators, predators, and parasitoids that benefit from pollinator habitat.

Friday night entertainment – Ronald and Ellie Kirby will be bringing in the evening with some traditional old time tunes.

DOOR PRIZE! – David Richert has offered a free afternoon consultation on forest management as the friday night door prize.



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