One More Time before the Storm!

I wanted to get one more blog in as the thunder rolls around outside.  I can’t imagine ruining a computer because I just didn’t get off during a storm!  Not going to happen!  Here is another painting and then Good Bye until tomorrow or the end of the storm – whichever comes first.


ospreyevecopyrightedOsprey Evening   Original 8″x10″ Oil Painting    $168

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This Lake Outing is becoming a Family Quest!

The guys were too tired Friday.  Yesterday it rained right when we were thinking about going.  Today is the day!  Great weather!


ospreyevecopyrightedOsprey Evening   Original 8″x10″ Oil painting      $168

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Blue Ridge Witch Legend near The Blue Ridge Parkway and Next Blue Ridge Discovery Center Event!

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tulipflowcopyrightTulip Flow    24″x18″ Original Acrylic Painting       $896

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This is my latest Kendall Expression painting!  I will be returning to my main style for a while to do some new shore scenes!

ospreyevecopyrightedOsprey Evening   Original 8″x10′ Oil Painting    $168

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This painting has been stumbling for days at!  Check it out!colorripplesbrcopyrightColor Ripples over The Blue Ridge         Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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This beautiful mountain vista has also been stumbling since the middle of last week!

I came across a wonderful Cherokee legend about a witch in the Blue Ridge Mountains!  What a great tale!

A long time ago there was a witch that was like an ogre.  Her skin was like rock and could not be penetrated by any weapon  but she could magically appear as a nice old woman.  She ate human livers by putting her long stony sharp finger through a body and pull the liver out.  The victim did not feel any pain and oftentimes was unaware they were being attacked.  They would start to feel ill and waste away.

She would often fool little girls by offering to comb their hair and then cause them to fall asleep so she could steal their livers.

The council decided they must do something about this witch before she attacked everyone and destroyed the tribe.  They dug a deep ditch and placed branches and leaves over it so it could not be seen.  Then they set a fire to attract the witch.

She fell in but arrow after arrow just bounced off as she tried to get out.  A Chickadee bird flew into the pit and landed on her right hand.  The warriors aimed there and the arrow went into her heart that she kept clutched in that hand.

Cherokees believe the chickadee is a truth sayer and if one appears to someone on a journey they are sure to have a safe trip home!


I found this story on the online publication, First People, The Legends


Life with The Bird and Word Man – Clyde Kessler


I wanted to be sure to announce the next great Blue Ridge Discovery Center Event coming up soon!


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.

Radford University Ghost Story near The Blue Ridge Parkway and I think we read too quickly these days

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memorialbridgecopyrightMemorial Bridge   Original Oil Painting has been Sold

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newmembridgecopyrightNew Memorial Bridge    Original 30″x40″ Oil Painting      $2425.00

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These two paintings are before and after Radford City paintings.  The New Memorial Bridge is beautiful but I loved the complicated lattice work of the old one.

 Radford University Ghost Story

I am still finding New River Valley Ghost stories!

There is a rumor that a girl hanged herself in an elevator shaft in Tyler Hall at Radford University when it was an all girl college.  The story is that she was with child by a professor and became so despondent that she ended her life. Student/Professor relationships were strictly forbidden in those days.


The writer of the story for The Tartan in 1995 said that one night an RA told her he noticed the door was open to the old shaft and he looked in and saw a rope hanging from the top of it. The rope startled him since he was familiar with the tale but just thought it was another rope.  He shut the door but had to shut it three more times that night.

Students on the third floor have reported sounds of a baby crying that seem to be coming from the attic.


I got this story from WHIM, RUs online magazine.


Too Much Information

I think we are so bombarded with words on the internet that we are reading way too fast and missing very important information.  Since I am a professional artist and I sell online I communicate with a lot of people all the time.

Sometimes I get messages from men that would like a relationship with me that is more than friendship.  I am flattered but I am happily married and I always send that in the message.  Oftentimes after I send that message I get another message with the same request for a relationship.

We need to slow down a little!

Life with The Bird and Word Man – Clyde Kessler

Before I met Clyde I didn’t know anything about birds beyond a robin, crow, or eagle.  I am still do not know anywhere near what he knows about bird and butterflies but I know a lot more now that when I was single.

Clyde is not much for the beach but I am not happy if I don’t get there once a year.  Many years ago at Rehoboth beach he pointed out an osprey to me flying over the waves.  I had never heard of that eagle before that day.  It is a beautiful bird and here is a painting I made to celebrate the flight of the osprey.

ospreyevecopyrightedOsprey Evening    Original 8″x10″ Oil Painting     $168.00

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