Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Ghost Story at Battery Park Hotel and I Don’t Need to Feed the Ants Today!


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

 

peakslodgecopyrightLodge at The Peaks of Otter    Original 16″x12″ Oil Painting  $384

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fairlawnridgecopyrightFairlawn Ridge Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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dockpandapascopyrightDock at Pandapas  Original 30″x40″ Oil Painting      $2425

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Here is another great Blue Ridge Parkway Ghost Story!

 

The Battery Park Hotel is now apartment building.  Supposedly it is haunted by a woman that was murdered in room 224.  On July 17th, 1936 Helen Clevenger was found murdered.  She had been beaten, her faced slashed and shot.

An employee Martin Moore confessed to the crime and died in the gas chamber.  On stormy nights Helen is seen wandering the halls.

 

The roof was the scene for a number of suicides and people report seeing bodies falling from it.

I found this great story on The Local Asheville Ghost Stories website!

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

 

Yesterday I wrote how our kitchen is a 24/7 diner for ants this time of the years.  We have a glucose poison they are supposed to eat and take back to the nest.  This is not happening. They just sit around the poison in a circle and have fun rather than take it back to the nest and annihilate it.

We have two kinds of ants.  Some very small ones and larger, blacker ones.

Today I was so happy that the large ones were not sitting around the poison talking and laughing!  I guess one of them finally went back to the nest.  There is still plenty of poison on the slips of paper so I don’t have to serve them today.

The smaller ones are still here but they still have plenty of poison to sit around.

The waitress has a day off!

 

I hope you enjoyed paintings by an artist of The Blue Ridge Parkway!

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Ghost near Asheville and Our 24 Hour Ant Diner


Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

 

pawleyscormorantcopyrightPawleys Island Cormorant Morning   Original 30″x40″ Oil Painting     $2430

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Before I married Clyde I didn’t know a cormorant from an osprey!  He has taught me a lot and I am proud of this latest shore painting!

 

cheerscopyrightCheers    Original 9″x12″ Oil Painting      $226

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A Cheerful Still life!

 

I found another great ghost story on  Local Asheville Ghost Stories website!

 

Battle Mansion is located near The Grove Park Inn.  Supposedly, it is haunted by a servant girl named Alice.

They say she either fell or was pushed down the stairs.  The mansion is also haunted by the former owner, Samuel Battle.  He has been seen wearing a top hat and formal attire.

When the mansion was the location of 13WLOSTV Alice was often seen by employees.  She wears a long, old fashioned dress.  Sarah Harrison, the writer of this report talked with two employees of Grove Park Inn and one of them swore that some wires hanging from the ceiling were swaying back and forth on their own.   The other worker said he was grabbed when he walked down the stairs. The man that grabbed him fit the description of Samuel Battle.  He was presented a picture of the doctor and is sure of his claim.  SPOOKY!

The mansion was demolished in 2006.

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

Kessler Ant Diner –  Open 24/7!

Every year when the weather gets warm we have hoard of ants in our kitchen.  We have tried everything to get rid of them without success.  Ant traps don’t work and we have tried a number of safe remedies that work at first and then the ants are back in full force.  One summer talcom powder did the trick for a while and then they were back.

This summer we have a remedy that consists of putting a few drops of a glucose solution with poison on small squares of paper.  The ants eat the solution and take the poison back to the nest.  This one was working great for a while!

Now they are all just sitting in a circle around the drops having a great time!

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