More on the Staunton Theater Ghost Story near The Blue Ridge Parkway and Farm Days!


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wildflowcurrentcopyrightWildflower Current    Original 30″x40″ Oil Painting     $2425

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Very proud of the color contrast and flowing motion in this one!

 

kraftavecopyrightKraft Avenue Blacksburg Virginia   Original  16″x20″ Oil Painting     $670

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Beautiful section of Blacksburg wildflowers!

 

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This favorite sunrise painting is owned be a great patron in Germany!

Staunton Theater Ghost Story

 

Yesterday I wrote about the little girl that haunts a Staunton Virginia theater.  There is a little more to the story and another story about a male ghost on the premises!

Sometimes rolls of coins would disappear and then show up in stacks and patterns in the projectionist room. It looked as though the ghost was playing with them. The girl seemed to be most active in the upper story and the projectionist room.

A tall man dressed in a Victorian suit has been seen in what was the orchestra pit.  The suit did not fit.  It was too tight across the shoulders. As I mentioned yesterday, the theater was originally an opera house.

I found this story online at Ghosts of America.

 

Life with The Bird and Word Man – Clyde Kessler

As always, The 40th Mount Rogers Naturalist Rally was a great success!  Now Blue Ridge Mountain lovers can look forward to next week’s Farm Days!   Clyde spent his early years on a farm and his father still has an extensive garden that we have enjoyed over the years!  No one grows corn like Herman Kessler!

The Blue Ridge Discovery Center is hosting Farm Days at Matthews Living History Farm in Independence VA!  Here is the address and a map can be found on the Blue Ridge Discovery Center website. The tour will include educational demonstrations and programs for kids at the farm museum!  Come on out for a great time!

Matthews Living History Farm

107 W Main St
Independence, VA 24348

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Staunton Theater Ghost Story, and What an Error!


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abstractflower2 (1)Spinning     Original Tempera Painting has been Sold

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One of my favorite florals.  I am especially pleased with the movement that gives the flowers the appearance of spinning in space!

 

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Pawleys Island Evening     Original 30″x40″ Oil Painting      $2425

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This is a beautiful home on the north end of this great South Carolina resort!

 

flowbadkyardbig (1)Flower Backyard     Original 30″x40″ Oil Painting       $2425

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This painting combines my love of architecture with flowers

Staunton Theater Ghost Story

 

The Gypsy 4 Theater of Staunton was once an Opera House. A fire broke out in the mid 1900’s and significant damage was done to the building.

According to a former projectionist, very strange things have happened there.  Once while threading a movie the person’s eight inch braid was lifted straight up in the air.

A young blond girl, dressed in white and about eight years old was sitting on the pallet playing with the projectionist’s hair!  She silently laughed and vanished.  The projectionist’s mother

claimed to have run ins with the girl also, and she is a skeptic concerning paranormal sitings.

I found this ghost story on Ghosts of America online publication.

 

Life with The Bird and Word Man – Clyde Kessler

I have mentioned several times that my naturalist husband is uploading bird sightings to Cornell University.  Yesterday he told me he is ranked 10th in the country for this information.  In a number of blogs I wrote he is uploading over 2000 files.

I don’t know how I got that so wrong!  He has already uploaded 15,000 files and says he has over 30,000!  Wow!

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Another Blacksburg Ghost Story near The Blue Ridge Parkway and The Bird Man’s Recent Sightings…


 

My Artwork

 

 

ghoststorecopyrightGhost Store   Original 12″x 9″ Mixed Media Drawing    $221.00

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Ghost Store is an abandoned building in a beautiful environment.  I am a big fan of the movie, “Fried Green Tomatoes” and this drawing reminds me of those stores of long ago.  I love to look at buildings from the past.  There is an eerie ghostly quality about them that draws the viewer in.

I am especially pleased with the stunning light effect in this drawing. The light seems to be spotlighting the old building. This drawing was done with colored pencils and pastels.

 

Blacksburg Lyric Theater Ghost Story

Originally constructed in 1929 and opened on April 17, 1930, the Lyric Theatre is a blend of Art Deco and Spanish Colonial Revival architecture, designed by Roanoke architect Louis Phillipe Smithey. Most notable on the Lyric’s façade are the traditional Comedy and Tragedy masks.

1994-From 1989 to 1994, although closed as a film house, the Lyric continued to have a life as a large classroom rented to Virginia Tech and as the Democratic Party Headquarters each fall.

1994-1995 -In 1994, a group of citizens lead by the Downtown Merchants of Blacksburg banded together to create the Lyric Council, which was determined to reopen the Lyric and return it to its former glory. In February 1996, the Lyric was reopened for the first time in eight years. The theater was operated as a partially renovated space for two years while money was being raised for the full-scale renovations.

The theater is one of the few theaters left with an upper balcony and workers have reported hearing things and the feeling of someone brushing behind them as they walked by.  There is a tale of a worker dying there years ago.

 

I got the ghost story  information from The Ghost Hunter Store online. The information about the Lyric Theater is from The Lyric Theater website.

 

dockpandapascopyrightDock, Pandapas Pond Giles County           Original 30″x40″ Oil Painting   $2425.00

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pathpandapascopyrightPath Near Pandapas Pond Giles County     Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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Life with The Bird and Word Man – Clyde Kessler

This time of the year my naturalist husband pays close attention to bird sitings and told me yesterday that the following birds have returned for the nesting season in Radford Virginia.  He is always out there keeping tabs on what’s up in our area and in various sites on The Blue Ridge Parkway and other local sites.  He is still in the process of uploading over 2000 files of sightings to e-Bird at Cornell University.

Saturdays Nature Walk at Wildwood Park was a great success!  A good crowd came out for this pilot program and my husband and Nancy Kent are looking forward to more of these instructive hikes in the future!

Yellow-throated Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Cliff Swallow, there were several Cliff Swallows repairing last year’s nests on Memorial Bridge.