Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Sirens, and More Mirror Jokes

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

I always work hard to put the “life” in still lifes!

karenstilllifecopyrightKaren’s Gift    Original  30″x40″  Acrylic Painting     $2430

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applepeartwirlcopyrightApple and Pear Twirl    Original 9″x20″ Oil Painting   $360

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joggercopyrightJogger  Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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Blue Ridge Parkway Way Sirens


The Lorelei live in the pools of Ashville, NC and here is the Native America legend regarding their existence! They are said to live in pools of rapidly flowing water.

The Lorelei are sirens that appear to travelers that stop for a drink in the heat of the day.  They appear to be beautiful women.  It is said that soft music can be heard blending in with the sounds of the water.  Travelers see a beautiful woman beckoning to them.  When the traveler reaches out their hand to touch the lovely image, they are drawn into the water by cold slimy hands. A skull appears, a loud laugh, and then silence.


Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

As I have said before, I think my husband is very good-looking. He was when we were young and he still is now.  He doesn’t share that opinion and is always making jokes about his appearance.

The latest one is that the mirrors have 911 on speed dial and they hit it whenever he looks at his reflection.  The cops are really getting tired of answering all the calls.

Just three more Days until the next Blue Ridge Discovery Center Event!

Mexican Restaurant in Independence, Va
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For the next gathering I thought we’d meet around 5:00, June 19th at the Mexican restaurant in Independence. Please join us! Contact Eva Floyd with questions 276.579.2464 The Beak of the Finch by Jonathan Weiner On a desert island in the heart of the Galapagos archipelago, where Darwin received his first inklings of the theory of evolution, two scientists, Peter and Rosemary Grant, have spent twenty years proving that Darwin did not know the strength of his own theory. For among the finches of Daphne Major, natural selection is neither rare nor slow: it is taking place by the hour, and we can watch. In this dramatic story of groundbreaking scientific research, Jonathan Weiner follows these scientists as they watch Darwin’s finches and come up with a new understanding of life itself. The Beak of the Finch is an elegantly written and compelling masterpiece of theory and explication in the tradition of Stephen Jay Gould.

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Snake Legend, and You just Proved your Point!

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cameliascopyrightCamellias    Original 13″x10″  Oil Painting  $272

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One of my favorite florals!  I am especially pleased with the sensuous brushwork and color contrast of this painting!


hikersboardsoansapascopyrightHikers Boards near Pandapas Pond     Original   30″x40″ Oil Painting    $2425

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These boards were place in an especially  wet section of the woods near Pandapas Pond in Giles Co.

Here is another great Cherokee animal legend from Lowell Kirk’s online publication, Cherokee Myths and Legends!

The Uktena is a great snake with horns on its head and a blazing crest that looked a diamond on it’s forehead.  It is as large as a tree trunk and  has scales that glitter like sparks of fire. It has rings or spots of color along the whole length and is considered to be a great prize to catch.

It can only be wounded on the seventh spot from the head which is where the heart and life of the animal are located. The blazing diamond is called Ulunsut’hi which means transparent. If a brave wins the diamond, he is considered to be the greatest wonder worker because the light dazzles the hunter and causes him to run toward the snake.


Life with The Word and Bird Man  – Clyde Kessler

Age is relative. I have always wondered about people that think forty is ancient.  It  all depends on which side of the big 40 one is on.  Anyway, my husband and I would not be considered young by most people and we are starting to have a few memory problems.

Yesterday I mentioned a few memory problems that were bothering me.  Later I told him there was another age thing I wanted to mention but I forgot what it was.  He, of course, said you just proved your point!

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