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Friday, July 15, 2011

Thomas Cole - Home in the Woods, Johann Sebastian Bach - Patitas, and Robert Louis Stevenson - The Swing

Thomas Cole has many wonderful and varied paintings but we will end with a quiet scene of a cabin by a lake with a beautiful mountain and sky in the background.

In Case you haven't yet taken time to explore the site dedicated to Thomas Cole this would be a good time as this will be our last post of his works at least for now.  This site has many interesting things including biographical information, a virtual tour of his paintings and a video showing his home and the area he loved to paint in the Catskill Mountains. 

Johann Sebastian Bach's Partitas are a set of six keyboard suites.  You can listen to it in three parts on the following links:
and if you want more technical information written on this music,_BWV_825-830

A favorite poem of mine by Robert Louis Stevenson from A Child's Garden of Verses is The Swing.  I often quote it to my little ones while I push them on the swing.

                     The Swing

How do you like to go up in a swing,
Up in the air so blue?
Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing
Ever a child can do!

Up in the air and over the wall,
Till I can see so wide,
River and trees and cattle and all
Over the countryside --

Till I look down on the garden green,
Down on the roof so brown --
Up in the air I go flying again,
Up in the air and down!

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