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Desktop Wallpaper Calendar — October 2017 — Free to Download

October is the tenth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars and the sixth month to have the length of 31 days. The eighth month in the old Roman calendar, October retained its name (from the Latin ôctō meaning “eight”) after January and February were inserted into the calendar that had originally been created by the Romans.
Flower: Calendula or Cosmos
Birthstone: Opal or Tourmaline

Here are a few of the special days during this month:
2 – Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday
4 – Mid-Autumn Festival (Asian)
5 – Sukkot Begins (Jewish)
9 – Columbus Day Observed
9 – Indigenous Peoples Day
9 – Thanksgiving (Canada)
13 – Simchat Torah (Jewish)
19 – Deepavali/Diwali (Hindu)
20 – Birth of the Báb (Bahá’í)
24 – United Nations Day
31 – Halloween
31 – Samhain (Pagan/Wiccan)

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Desktop Wallpaper Calendar — September 2017 — Free to Download

From the Latin word septem, meaning “seven,” September was the seventh month in the Roman calendar until 45 B.C., when Julius Caesar revised the calendar.
Flower: Aster
Birthstone: Saphire

Here are a few of the special days during this month:
1 – Eid al-Adha (Islamic)
4 – Labor Day (USA, Canada)
8 – International Literacy Day
10 – Grandparents Day
11 – Patriot Day
16 – Independence Day (Mexico)
18 – Constitution Day Observed
21 – International Day of Peace
21 – Muharram (Islamic New Year)
21 – Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year)
22 – Autumnal Equinox
22 – Mabon (Pagan/Wiccan)
30 – Ashurah (Islamic)
30 – Yom Kippur (Jewish)

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Artist Spotlight — Gravity Glue: The Stone Balance Meditations of Michael Grab

Land Art 2018 wall calendar

Land Art is composed primarily of the natural elements available at hand. Materials such as rocks, leaves, and water are the medium, and the terrain is the canvas.

The 2018 edition of the Land Art wall calendar presents the work of stone balance artist Michael Grab. His rock balancing is a meditative practice that flows with passion and patience. Achieving a challenging balance requires contemplation of both mental and physical elements in real time — the now. Encountering his creations inspires a sense of peace and magic — a feeling that anything is possible.

Working with contemplative patience amid the sound of flowing water, Michael Grab achieves impossible stone structures with gravity as his only “glue.” Although steady hands, slow breathing, patience, and problem solving are carefully honed skills essential to his craft, Michael’s work relies more on his ability to still his mind and tune in to the nature of the rocks and his surroundings. “There comes a point when the mind shuts off entirely, like in a deep meditative state.” Michael says. “In a very literal sense it feels like creating a state of union with the environment.”

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Desktop Wallpaper Calendar — August 2017 — Free to Download

Julius Caesar’s adopted nephew and heir, Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus, was the first Roman emperor to receive the title Augustus, meaning “revered.” Augustus named the month for himself.
Flower: Poppy
Birthstone: Sardonyx

Here are a few of the special days during this month:
1 – Lughnasa (Pagan/Wiccan)
1 – Tisha B’Av (Jewish)
7 – Civic Holiday (Canada)
7 – Partial Lunar Eclipse 2:22 pm EDT
7 – Full Moon 2:11 pm EDT
12 – Mercury Retrograde Until September 5
14 – Last Quarter 9:15 pm EDT
15 – Dormition of the Theotokos (Orthodox Christian)
21 – Total Solar Eclipse 2:26 pm EDT
21 – New Moon 2:30 pm EDT
25 – Ganesh Chaturthi (Hindu)
29 – First Quarter 4:13 am EDT

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I Am Goat by Kevin Horan

I Am Goat wall calendar

We’re delighted to offer the I Am Goat wall calendar again for 2018. Today we’re sharing the cover as part of the WordPress.com Daily Post photo challenge. The theme today is “unusual.” We think photographer Kevin Horan addresses the unusual head-on with his wonderful goat portraits. 

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Desktop Wallpaper Calendar — July 2017 — Free to Download

July is the seventh month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars and the fourth month to have the length of 31 days. July was named by the Roman Senate in honor of the Roman general, Julius Caesar, it being the month of his birth. Prior to that, it was called Quintilis.
Flower: Larkspur
Birthstone: Ruby

Here are a few of the special days during this month:
1 – Canada Day (Canada)
4 – Independence Day
6 – Dalai Lama’s Birthday
14 – Bastille Day (France)

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Desktop Wallpaper Calendar — June 2017 — Free to Download

June is the sixth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars and the second month to have the length of 30 days.
Flower: Rose
Birthstone: Pearl

Here are a few of the special days during this month:
4 – Pentecost (Christian/Orthodox)
5 – World Environment Day
9 – Saka Dawa (Tibetan Buddhist)
14 – Flag Day
18 – Father’s Day
19 – Juneteenth
20 – World Refugee Day
21 – Lailatul Qadr (Islamic)
21 – Summer Solstice
24 – St. Jean-Baptiste Day (Quebec)
25 – Eid al-Fitr (Islamic)

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