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.