Category Archives: Photography

Desktop Wallpaper Calendar — April 2017 — Free to Download

April is the fourth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar, the fifth in the early Julian and the first month to have the length of 30 days. April is also National Poetry Month.
Flower: Daisy or the Sweet Pea
Birthstone: Diamond

Here are a few of the special days during this month:
1 – April Fools’ Day
9 – Palm Sunday (Christian/Orthodox)
11 – Passover Begins (Jewish)
14 – Good Friday (Christian)
16 – Easter (Christian)
16 – Pascha (Orthodox Christian)
17 – Easter Monday (Canada)
18 – Tax Day
22 – Earth Day
24 – Isra/Mi’raj (Islamic)
24 – Yom HaShoah (Jewish)
25 – ANZAC Day (AU, NZ)
27 – Freedom Day (South Africa)
28 – Arbor Day

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Desktop Wallpaper Calendar — March 2017 — Free to Download

Hello March! March is named for the Roman god of war, Mars. March was the first month of the Roman calendar until the adoption of the Julian calendar in 46 B.C.
Flower: Daffodil
Birthstone: Bloodstone

Here are a few of the special days during this month:
1 – Ash Wednesday
1 – Lent Begins
8 – International Women’s Day
12 – Daylight Savings Time Begins
12 – Purim (Jewish)
13 – Holi (Hindu)
17 – St. Patrick’s Day
20 – Ostara (Pagan)
20 – Spring Equinox
21 – Naw-Ruz (Bahá’í & Persian New Year)

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Desktop Wallpaper Calendar — February 2017 — Free to Download

February is full of early spring surprises and holidays including Random Acts of Kindness week. Kindness can be food for the soul. Read more about this annual celebration.

Here are a few of the special days during this month:
1 – Feast of Saint Brighid
1 – Imbolc (Pagan/Wiccan)
1 – Vasant Panchami (Hindu)
2 – Groundhog Day
6 – Waitangi Day (New Zealand)
10 – Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
11 – Tu B’Shevat (Jewish)
12 – Lincoln’s Birthday
12-18 – Random Acts of Kindness Week
14 – Valentine’s Day
15 – Flag Day (Canada)
15 – Nirvana Day (Buddhist)
20 – Presidents’ Day
22 – Washington’s Birthday
25 – Maha Shivaratri (Hindu)
26 – Annular Solar Eclipse
27 – Great Lent (Orthodox Christian)
27 – Losar (Tibetan New Year)
28 – Mardi Gras

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Happy Full Moon — January 2017

Full Moon January 2017


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Happy 2017 — Welcoming the New Year

Happy New Year

From all of us at Amber Lotus Publishing…
to all of you and your dear ones. ❤️

Desktop Wallpaper Calendar — December 2016 — Free to Download

Hello, December! We hope you enjoy many laughs, hugs, and stories with family and friends during this holiday season. And may this time create joyous memories that warm your heart in the years to come. ❤️

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Desktop Wallpaper Calendar — November 2016 — Free to Download

November brings us a time to reflect and share gratitude with family and friends as Thanksgiving approaches. We at Amber Lotus Publishing are so grateful for our friends on social media, our talented family of contributing artists and authors, our caring and thoughtful customers, and our amazing staff. We’d love to hear what you’re grateful for?

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Artist Spotlight — Kevin Horan: Goats as Philosophers

We’re excited to welcome Kevin Horan to our family of contributors for our 2017 line of calendars. Kevin’s goat portraits have been winning the hearts of many and have been featured in The Washington Post, Treehugger, and The Huffington Post. We love the thoughtful quality of these beautiful images. Weaving the portraits together with quotes from philosophers from the ages seemed like a natural fit to create the I am Goat 2017 wall calendar.

goat-blogHere’s an excerpt from Bleating Hearts Will Love These Soulful Portraits Of Goats by Maddie Crum of The Huffington Post:

A subject sits for the camera. His eyes are forlorn, his expression sorrowful. His long ears, covered in fur. A few milliseconds later, he’s run off to find food.

As an involved experiment testing the power of portraiture, photographer Kevin Horan decided to start taking pictures of farm animals ― namely, a crew of unruly goats.

“I thought I was going to photograph sheep,” Horan explained in an email with The Huffington Post. “I was originally inspired by the dozen sheep living across the lane from me when we moved to semi-rural Washington State. They greeted me with a whole range of voices, and I wondered if I might be able to make classic studio portraits of the different characters.”

But the sheep proved to be tough subjects. They wouldn’t sit still, and Horan was wary of letting them near his lighting equipment. So, he decided to search for a tamer lot and discovered a goat dairy farm nearby. His new animal subjects were used to sitting still; they were milked twice a day and had grown to be somewhat domesticated because of their frequent human interaction. Continue reading