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

My Artwork


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

Prints on Paper or Canvas Available at     KENDALL KESSLER ART

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.