Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Staunton Ghost Story, and Standing around the Water Cooler…


My Artwork

 

flowfieldcopyrightFlower Field   Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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I really have flowers on my mind right now!  I miss this painting but it has a good home in North Carolina.

 

bissethibiscuscopyrightHibiscus at Bisset Park Radford VA      Original 30″x40″ Oil Painting      $2425

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I am looking forward to seeing these beautiful blooms in the park!  They are gorgeous!

blueridgemeadowcopyrightBlue Ridge Meadow  Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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This painting will be mailed out tomorrow evening to a great Charlottesville patron!

Staunton Asylum Ghost Story

In my search for ghost stories I am surprised at how many of them are in Staunton, Virginia!  I guess there are a lot of creepy places there!

There is a haunted asylum there that is infamous for a doctor that use to cleanse his patients by torture! It was shut down many years ago but people claim they still hear screams and thumps in the building.  One father and son actually video taped their experience.

I don’t know what to think about the tape but it is a great ghost story!

I found this story on Deletion Quality.net

 

 

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

I work at home and I do mean work.  Now that I am selling my artwork full-time I get up and work hard at promoting my paintings online.  I am working harder since I retired from teaching at Radford University.  I knew that would happen.

My husband works at V.P.I. and S.U. in Government Documents.  Like any office, there are times when workers can take a break, especially if there is a party.

So today I got up and started to work right away and then decided to take a little break!  Time for me to stand around the water cooler for a little while or celebrate a pretend birthday!

My husband is always glad when I let up a little.  Two days ago a blood vessel in my right eye broke when I lifted my easel.  My doctor said that if you take aspirin and then lift things the strain can cause that to happen.  Next time I need to take something for soreness, I am taking Advil, which is what he suggested.

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Staunton Ghost Story, and Put it on the Floor…


My Artwork

apaircopyrightA Pair    Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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This is my most colorful still life.  I am very pleased with the vibrant color contrast!

 

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Across the Marsh at Pawleys Island    Original 30″x40″  Oil Painting     $2425

Prints on Paper or Canvas Available at     KENDALL KESSLER ART

Another Colorful Shore Scene!  I am planning to do more soon!

Staunton Ghost Story

Staunton is located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley about ten miles from The Blue Ridge Parkway.  It is a town rich in history and some of it is supernatural.  Among the haunts are a 1890 train wreck , civil war stories and unsolved murders.

At the train station Myrtle Knox was fatally wounded when the sleeper car derailed.  Her opera troupe was napping when the incident occurred.  She lost  one of her legs below the knee, her shoulder was dislocated, an arm broken, and a piece of wood severed the femoral artery in her leg causing her to bleed to death.

Supposedly her spirit haunts the tracks and people have reported seeing her peer into the Pullman Diner which is now closed.

I found this story on One Writer’s Way online.

 

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

I spend a lot of time in front of the kitchen sink washing dishes.  We are one of the extremely few houses in America that does not have a dishwasher.  I really don’t mind.  I grew up with one and we had to thoroughly clean the dishes, load the dishwasher and then put the dishes away.

I wash the dishes and put them in the rack.  End of story.  I like it better that way but sometimes I do complain about how much time I spend at the sink.

My husband said why don’t you just lay the food out on the floor and yell come and get it!

Not a bad idea!  Then I would only have to mop a little!  Another great “modest proposal from the Word Man!

Staunton Ghost Story near The Blue Ridge Parkway and One More Time!


My Artwork

 

n.albemarlecopyrightNorth Albemarle, McLean Virginia      Original 30″x40″    $2425

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Here is a beautiful Mclean garden!

 

neardedmoncopyrightNear The Dedmon Center     Original  11″x14″ Oil Painting      $313

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Great View of The New River by The Dedmon Center at Radford University!

 

nearkirbycopyrightNear Kirby Road     Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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This is where I spent much of my childhood!  It is no wonder I married a naturalist.

Staunton Virginia Ghost Story

 

I am still finding news ghost stories.  Here is a Staunton, Virginia spooky tale!

 

The Bell Grae Inn Ghost Story

 

This Inn is haunted by Mrs. Bagsby since the 1800’s. She unlocks door and play other tricks. It has been reported that she has caused the Inn’s hot water supply to bypass a guest that she does not like.

The Inn claims guests can experience this ghost if they stay in Room 7!  I thought 7 was a lucky number.  Not in this case!

 

Life with The Bird and Word Man – Clyde Kessler

I wanted to be sure to announce The 40th Annual Mount Rogers Naturalist Rally that starts today!  What a great opportunity to learn about this wonderful mountain region and gain insight to ways to preserve the wildlife and natural beauty of this region I have happily spent my adult life in!

I cannot imagine living anywhere else and I never tire of painting the incredible atmospheric effects of The New River Valley and the surrounding areas!

Please come out and have a great time!

 

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.