West Virginia, Part 2

As I travel East, the landscape changes from desert and red rocks to green trees, rain, and fog. 

My extended stay in West Virginia reminded me of my connection with animals and how they speak of calm and relaxation, except for bugs!!

© 2017 Louise Levergneux, David Bennet with one of his favourite horse 

© 2017 Louise Levergneux, David Bennet with one of his favourite horse 

The second day at the Mountain Quest Institute was the kill-deer day. Though no animal was hurt in the shooting of these photos, a cement cast deer lost an antler after finding itself under our Putt-Putt.

© 2017 Louise Levergneux, David Bennet and Michael rescuing the deer!

© 2017 Louise Levergneux, David Bennet and Michael rescuing the deer!

© 2017 Louise Levergneux, rescued and back in the garden

© 2017 Louise Levergneux, rescued and back in the garden


A re-occurring phenomenon of Frost, the fog—is unsettling.

Friends, like Alex and David Bennet, embrace this joyous experience. They published a book on the subject entitled The Journey into the Myst...this book shares the beginning of an extraordinary journey. This experience became an exploration into the unknown with the emergence of what the authors called the Myst, the forming and shaping of non-random patterns such as human faces, angels, and animals.

As this phenomenon unfolds in their book, you will discover how Alex and David observed and interacted with the Myst.

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What we are about to tell you would have been unbelievable before this journey began. It is not a story of the reality either of us has known for well over our 60 and 70 years of age, but rather, the reality of dreams and fairy tales.

This is the true story of a sequence of events that happened at Mountain Quest Institute, in a high valley of the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia. 

The story begins with a miracle, expanding into the capture and cataloging of thousands of pictures of electromagnetic spheres known as “orbs.”


Another artist that comes to mind when I think of fog is Ginger Burrell’s Golden Gate Fog. I’ve admired Ginger’s artists’ books for a while and delighted to feature one of her books.

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Long an icon of San Francisco, the Golden Gate bridge evokes the romance of a time of art deco beauty and the building of grand ideas. Viewed in fog, it becomes mysterious and hints of images and stories just out of reach. In Golden Gate Fog, the viewer listens to the rhythmic music of the ocean and fog horn recorded by Ginger’s husband, Greg Burrell. Everything was photographed and recorded in a single day while viewing San Francisco as seen through a silken curtain of fog. Journey along the coast, through the Presidio and to various viewpoints of the bridge as you imagine the feel of the cool fog on your skin.
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The desert, the rocks, the mountains, the horses, the rain, or the fog touch our senses. We—artist, create art work and include these subjects to awaken others to these subjects.