Another Roanoke Ghost Story near The Blue Ridge Parkway and Where is it?

My Artwork

beachhousepawleycopyrightBeach Houses at Pawleys Island      Original Painting has been Sold

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 This is where I want to be right now.  We will be vacationing at this great South Carolina resort soon!


fairlawncopyrightClouds Over Fairlawn   Original 18″ x 24″ Pastel Painting    $864

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Another Beautiful Southwest Virginia vista!

clouddancecopyrightCloud Dance  Original 30″x40″ Oil Painting       $2425

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There are a lot of Sugarloaf Mountains.  This is the one in our neck of the woods off the Blue Ridge Parkway!

The Ghosts of Beth Israel Synagogue


Laurie Platt has no doubt she has been in touch with the other side at Beth Israel Synagogue!  She started to see and hear ghosts when she started her Folk Dance classes. A few times upon arrival she heard voices when the place was vacant.

Another time while dancing she looked up to see a woman floating in the back closet.  She was dressed in a ninteenth century dress.

The next day she went to the library and found out that before the synagogue was built there was a house on the property owned by “Betty” and her husband.  Supposedly Betty now haunts the Synagogue!

At other times another dancer and Laurie saw a short man standing on the stairs looking down at the hall watching them dance.


There certainly are a lot of ghost stories in Southwest Virginia and The New River Valley!  It is great fun looking them up!  I found this story on Ghosts of America.


Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler and Where is it?

My husband has a huge library of his naturalist records, wildlife and poetry books.  He is trying to get back some space in our computer room/guest room by putting these records online.  The room is a wreck but I read somewhere that exceptionally intelligent people have a hard time organizing their things because they are involved with so many different studies.

I would like to think that is the case here so I won’t set fire to the room.

I have to have my things organized or I can’t find anything.   I don’t have trouble finding my keys because it is against the law for them to be anywhere but on the kitchen counter or in my purse.  I have had panic attacks when they were just a little to the left or right of the spot and hiding behind something.

I only have one credit card.  If I had more I would lose them.     I don’t wear a ring because I would lose that also.  I can keep up with large things but not small ones.

Oh well.  As a little boy said many years ago to my husband, “We lock the castle up with booming tamborines!”  We manage, we manage!

More on Carvins Cove near The Blue Ridge Parkway and So glad to get this email!

My Artwork

smallcarvinscovecopyrightCarvins Cove   Original oil painting has been sold

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  • Carvins Cove was a prepatory painting for my larger version, “Misty Morning at Carvins Cove.  Carvins Cove is the water source for Roanoke, VA.  I sold this small version and then started on the larger work.  It is the same locale but the paintings are quite different.

Carvins Cove is such a beautiful jewel in the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia!  I have lived in southwest Virginia my adult life and can’t imagine living anywhere else!  I stare at my beautiful surroundings from my house and car and am always amazed by the magical atmosphere!

sugarloafcopyrightSugarloaf Mountain   oil on canvas   14″x11″   $313.0

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Sugarloaf is another mountain range near Rock Castle on The Blue Ridge Parkway

Life with the Bird and Word Man – Clyde Kessler


I like to tease my husband about all that he does for the natural world.  I don’t know anybody else that gets up early to check on wildlife populations in their surrounding area.  On week-ends and when he is off from work, that is what he does.

Sometimes I call him Saint Clyde of Radford since much of what he does is what Saint Francis of Assisi did.  He hates it when I do that and gives me a sour look.  He claims that what he does is what people are supposed to do.  But who else is doing what he does without payment?  He is not perfect but it is great to admire your spouse!

Satisfied Patron

Monday I mailed Beach Houses at Pawleys Island to a great patron in Maryland.  As always, it took quite some time to crate up a 30″x40″ oil painting on masonite.  It has to be bubble wrapped and double boxed.  I am always glad to drop it off at UPS.

I am always uptight when I sell anything on the internet due to the different calibrations of monitors.  I am always worried that the painting does not look like what the patron is seeing on their end.

I have never had an unhappy patron, and, as usual I received a glowing report about my work!  The patron could not be happier and now I can relax!

beachpawlyhcopyrightBeach Houses at Pawleys Island  

Prints on paper or canvas available at   KENDALL KESSLER ART