A final painting by Albert Bierstadt though there are many more wonderful paintings of his you can enjoy at the following link:
Albert Bierstadt I chose this one because it has lots of things for young students to notice and remember.
Today's piece of music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is Symphony No. 41 "Jupiter" in C Major. I hope you enjoy watching the orchestra play it while you listen. Mozart Symphony No. 41 Jupiter
I found a couple of links on Youtube to the best of Mozart if you want to listen to more of his music the links follow. They are about 2 hours each:
The Best of Mozart Part 1
The Best of Mozart Part 2
James Whitcomb Riley has a unique and characteristic style. Today's poem is a fun nature poem with a twist of humor. You can read Wikipedia's entry about James Whitcomb Riley here or a piece written in remembrance of him by a niece here or check out this site James Whitcomb Riley.com
You better not fool with a Bumblebee! --
Ef you don't think they can sting -- you'll see!
They're lazy to look at, an' kind o' go
Buzzin' an' bummin' aroun' so slow,
An' ac' so slouchy an' all fagged out,
Danglin' their legs as they drone about
The hollyhawks 'at they can't climb in
'Ithout ist a-tumble-un out ag'in!
Wunst I watched one climb clean 'way
In a jimson-blossom, I did, one day, --
An' I ist grabbed it -- an' nen let go --
An' "Ooh-ooh! Honey! I told ye so!"
Says The Raggedy Man; an' he ist run
An' pullt out the stinger, an' don't laugh none,
An' says: "They has be'n folks, I guess,
'At thought I wuz predjudust, more er less, --
Yit I still muntain 'at a Bumblebee
Wears out his welcome too quick fer me!"