More on Tuggles Gap on The Beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway and Radford Roosting Festival


My Art work

neartugglescopyrightNear Tuggles Gap   original oil painting 30″x40″      $2425.00

Prints on paper or canvas available at    Kendall Kessler Art

My husband’s roots are deep in the Appalachian mountains and he has ancestors in Rock Castle Gorge and also in Tuggles Gap.  His  great-great-great-great grandfather Pryor Pendleton married  Mary Tuggles in 1807.

I wanted to post another section of the Blue Ridge Mountains near Tuggles Gap.  The Blue Ridge Parkway has so many gorgeous vistas.  In Near Tuggles Gap I caught a section of the Blue Ridge with two churches across from each other.  I think the structures makes for a great focal point in this paintings.

floydparkcopyright copyPark in Floyd   Original oil painting has been sold

Prints on paper or canvas available at   Kendall Kessler Art

In Park in Floyd I had originally thought of painting the scene without the truck but then I thought it was a great focal point and color accent.  I’m sure the buyer of the painting at a gallery agreed!

Life with The Bird and Word Man – Clyde Kessler

I wanted to again mention the Radford Roosting Festival where my Bird man will be leading a bird walk.   No admission charge!

Radford Roosting Festival

RADFORD, VA -The Radford Visitor’s Center will be celebrating the 7th annual Radford Roosting Festival on Saturday, March 29rd in Bisset Park from noon – 3 pm.  Families are welcome and there is no admission charge.

This year’s festival will include live birds, educational birding stations, a photo contest and children’s activities.

There are three scheduled presentations that are sure to be of interest to attendees.

Scheduled presentations are:

12:00 p.m.-Jason Davis/SELU

‘Flying family dynamics: Bluebirds, parenting and stress’

  1:00 p.m.- Sarah Foltz

‘Town & country: How to be an urban bird’

  2:00 p.m.-Jessica Zielske/The Mountain Lake Conservancy

‘Avifauna & geology of Mountain Lake’

Also scheduled is a not-to-be-missed bird walk prior to the festival with Clyde Kessler, local bird expert with Radbird, an outfitter and touring company that specializes in interacting with local birds. The walk sets off at 9 a.m. from the Radford Public Library, 30 West Main St.

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