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Maine’s Renowned Nature Photographer Captures Iconic Images Along the Camino de Santiago

PORTLAND, Maine, May 20, 2019 – Donald Verger Photography is pleased to announce its upcoming show, Faces of the Camino, on public display for the first time at the Glickman Library with a special Opening Reception hosted by USM President Glenn Cummings, on May 31st from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM.

Faces of the Camino is a perfect fit for such a highly regarded university that nurtures students from all around the world and maintains a diverse student body under the amazing visionary leadership of Glenn Cummings,” said Donald Verger, Photographer, Philanthropist and Museums Founder.

Faces of the Camino is a photo exhibit by renowned photographer Donald Verger, who embarked on a six-week, 500-mile trek beginning in France, hiking across the Pyrenees mountain range, and reaching the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in the northwest of Spain. The artist encountered many people along the path from all over the world, who were making their spiritual, nature or life journey.

“On behalf of the entire University of Southern Maine, I am thrilled to host internationally-acclaimed photographer, Donald Verger and his extraordinary and prized collection, Faces of the Camino,” President Cummings said. “USM students and faculty are driven to explore cultures across the globe and this exhibit offers an opportunity to extend our knowledge from the pages of a book to a window into the world.” Half of the proceeds of print sales will be donated to USM.

Who: Donald Verger, American Photographer, Philanthropist, Museums FounderWhat: Inaugural Shows of “Faces of the Camino” Traveling Photography Exhibition
When: Opening Reception May 31, 2019 from 4PM to 5:30 PM
Where: USM Glickman Library, 314 Forest Ave., Portland, ME 04103
Info: FREE! All are Welcome. Refreshments will be served. Handicap accessible.

4:00 PM — Opening Remarks by USM President Glenn Cummings
4:10 PM — Talk by Donald Verger, Photographer, Followed by Q&A
4:30 -5:30 PM — Walk the Show, Talk with Don, Get a Free Postcard Image Personally Autographed

“For me, the Camino was so much about kindness and even with all the solitude, it became evident how important kindness was,” said Verger. “It was an honor to meet people along the Camino and hold each moment precious through the lens. I’m happy to introduce the public to the Faces of the Camino and it’s my hope the show will represent part of life’s journey and demonstrate that there’s this opportunity to go and spend weeks or months with nature and birds and sky, and ultimately, meet different people.” One of the most extraordinary people Verger met on his journey was Anna Garanenko from Moscow, Russia. After a year and a half of journeying together, Donald and Anna are happily married and residing in Falmouth, Maine.

Verger describes how everything becomes quiet when one is alone out in nature, under the sky, on the land. He recounts walking at this intersection of solitude and nature when he would occasionally happen upon a person, soon realizing the importance of meeting people and experiencing the joy of their kindness.

“Slowly the essence of the Camino unfolded to me – the feeling of boundless clarity, every day looking meaningful and bright. I felt this alliance to all the different people I met — pilgrims, road workers, priests, waiters, couples – who were all very alike in their aspirations, hopes and fears. The most remarkable quality was their immense kindness, and I’m forever grateful to them for being my models, sharing good spirits, and life stories,” he added.

Verger might only spend 30 seconds with a subject, each speaking a different language yet understanding each other’s gestures, when he would take images of the faces along the Camino. This was the case for Verger’s iconic image “Eyes of a Pilgrim.” He saw her approaching in the rain, and the moment her face came into view, he sensed she was a special person and this was a matchless moment in time. He held his breath when he captured this spectacular image which is already being heralded as some of his finest work, comparable to the images by Steve McCurry in National Geographic.

“When Don Verger first took up photography seriously, he asked me to review his early work. I studied it and told him he could be the next Ansel Adams. That’s a true story, and the intervening years have proven me right. This talented, award winning photographer is one of those once-in-a-lifetime artists whose work establishes their reputation for generations to come,” said Daniel Cheever, President Emeritus, Simmons College Art collector. Cheever and his wife, Sue, will attend the opening reception on May 31st.

Planning is in process to make Faces of the Camino a traveling photo exhibit. It is on display at the Glickman Library from May 31st through October 15th, 2019. For more information email donaldverger@gmail.com.

 

About Donald Verger

Donald Verger is a critically-acclaimed Maine nature photographer, and the Founder and President Emeritus of the world-renowned Discovery Museums. His visionary work at these discovery museums was featured in two episodes of the PBS television series “Curious George.” Verger’s stunning landscape photography, reminiscent of the legendary work of Ansel Adams, is notable for its quiet, ethereal beauty and subtle nuances of light. Recognized worldwide for its spiritual and healing qualities, Verger’s imagery hangs in Northern Light Mercy Hospital, where it is displayed in permanent, rotating galleries. His work also hangs in the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center and in many hospitals across the country. For more info go to: www.donaldverger.com and connect with Don on social media: Twitter @Donaldverger Facebook @donaldverger & @donaldvergerphotography Instagram @donaldverger.

 

About USM

Situated in Maine’s economic and cultural center, the University of Southern Maine (USM) is a public university with 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students taking courses online and at campuses in Portland, Gorham and Lewiston-Auburn. Known for its academic excellence, student focus and engagement with the community, USM provides students with hands-on experience that complements classroom learning and leads to employment opportunities in one of the nation’s most desirable places to live.

It’s almost time to start thinking about the holidays again! There are several new items available on Amazon that would make great gifts for Christmas or Hanukkah. Whether you are looking for landscapes, storms, flowers or sea glass, Donald Verger’s photos have it all.

Available as posters, calendars, books, postcards and note cards, there really is something for everyone.

Click here to see everything that is available and get a head start on your holiday shopping.

 

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Now Available!

Unique, single note cards with high quality envelopes that are great for birthday cards, invitations and save the dates.

Click here to see them all.

 

 

2019 Cals

Click here to purchase on Amazon.com

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This incredible set features some of Donald Verger’s most iconic and beloved photographs

including his very special red rose, storms, dragonfly wing, sea glass, and Maine landscapes. The beautiful images evoke a sense of calm and peacefulness that can be enjoyed throughout the year ahead.

 

The Perfect Gifts!

Easy to read on the wall or at your desk, these calendars are always sustainably printed in Maine, on high quality, FSC-certified paper.

Click here to purchase on Amazon.com

It’s never too early! Donald’s 2018 one page calendars are now out by popular demand. This beautiful set features some of his iconic and most beloved photographs. These include his very special sunflowers, hydrangeas, sea glass, storms, Maine lighthouses and Palouse.

Click here to purchase on Amazon.com

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The beautiful landscapes evoke a sense of calm and peacefulness. What a lovely way to see the year ahead!

As with all Donald Verger Photography products, these calendars are printed in Maine, USA. They are sustainably printed on FSC certified, top quality, 120 lb. cover stock.

Fans of Donald Verger’s work appreciate his beautiful, peaceful landscape photography. They are looking forward to seeing waiting to see what his 2018 calendar line-up will be. Here’s your chance to help choose the 2018 calendar covers.  Please vote for your favorite in the poll below.

First up is this gorgeous pastoral scene:

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Then there is one of his renowned Maine lighthouse photographs :

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Last but not least is this wintery scene :

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The “I Love You”- a Gift of Love and Poetry for Children is currently trending on Amazon! This is of no surprise as it is the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for a small children.  The beautiful photographs appeal to all and the words are indeed a loving gift.

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This small hardcover book is sized just right for tiny hands. This beloved children’s book comes straight from the heart of its author.

Valentine’s Day is not far off! These are Donald’s new Valentine’s Day cards for children of all ages. You can stretch the age all the way up to adults too. It features a stunning photograph of real and rare sea glass. Red sea glass is very uncommon!

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Valentine’s Day Cards

These cards measure 3 x 3 inches – perfectly sized for little hands. They come in a pack of 30.

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It may still be 2016 but we are already hard at work on next year’s calendars.  Please help us choose the 2017 Signature Calendar cover!  Donald has a number of  beautiful photographs which are all excellent candidates.  Here are two of them  – a stormy landscape and an old red barn. Both are classic Donald Verger!

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The photographs are exactly what you have come to expect of Donald’s signature style. Gorgeous pastoral or landscape scenes. So which would you pick if it were these two?  Please vote on the poll below.

Please also share with your friends and family on social media.  So they can chose which they like best!

Check out Donald’s other calendars, posters and cards here.

Which 2017 Signature Calendar Cover is Best?

Stormy Landscape

Red Barn

 
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Little Chase, Donald’s grandson, is sure excited. He has had the very first proof of the new book, First Words, for a whole day and he loves it!  If Chase is anything to go by, little children will like this new word book!   It will be out very soon!!

We are all very excited about Donald’s new board book, FIRST WORDS. It is a most worthy successor to his wildly popular children’s poetry book called, I LOVE YOU. It is a vibrant eye catching early book which will help little ones connect words with the beautiful images in the book. The bonding time spent reading will last a lifetime.

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Show here are sneak peaks taken at the printers!  The book will be out very, very shortly and you all will be the first to know.  So stay tuned!

 

Many people loved the 2016 A Year to Love heart calendar.   So we are now trying to decide if there will be another one for next year.   Can you help us out?  We have two potential heart calendar covers and would like to know which one you like most of all.  Is it the button hearts or the floral heart which captures your attention?  The poll is below.

 

 

It’s never too early! Donald’s  2017 one page calendars are now out by popular demand. This beautiful set features some of his iconic and most beloved photographs.  These include his very special  Spirit, hydrangeas, sea glass, Jenne Farm, Maine lighthouses and Yosemite.

The beautiful landscapes in particular evoke a sense of calm and peacefulness.  What a lovely way to be able to see the year ahead!

As with all Donald Verger Photography products, these calendars are printed in Maine, USA ; FSC sustainably printed on top quality 120 lb cover stock paper.

Sometimes a wonderful heartwarming story comes along our way and we have to share! Jennifer Clancy, who works with ALLE Learning, wrote to tell us what one of their elder communities, the Fellowship Square Mesa,  did for a recent service project. This senior adult group had decided they wanted to do something for the veterans at the Phoenix VA Hospital. She explained, “They decided on Valentine Day boxes filled with useful and not so useful stuff (i.e. candy).” Donald’s American Flag postcards was placed in each box. The photo below shows the group after their boxes were finished!

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Jennifer explained further, “These communities come in many forms; independent living, assisted living, health centers, senior day care centers or long term care facilities. We work with all residents regardless of their physical or mental state.

After being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, my mother moved to an assisted living community. She lived there about five years before passing away. I was thankful that she was safe and had access to exercise and other wellness activities but soon discovered that there was very little on the monthly calendar for her mind or brain. I began ALLE Learning as a volunteer so that my mother would have access to book studies, presentations on interesting topics that were age appropriate and reinforcement projects. As communities began to hear about our efforts we began to teach our classes at other communities.

Fellowship Square Mesa is one of those communities. We meet with a group of 25 residents every Saturday afternoon for a two hour class. The residents in the photo are from this class. Every quarter they choose to do a service project and since we are also teaching our classes at the VA Hospital we thought it would be a great way to bring the two together. Our participants at the VA are in the palliative care and hospice unit. They are men and women who have served our country (as have many of our class participants). The residents wrote letters and cards and filled the boxes with all sorts of treats. We delivered 40 boxes.

As a way of scaling our efforts of providing lifelong learning to every senior adult living community in the U.S. we launched  ALLE Online.  Our mission is simple, we believe that learning is for everyone. Research is showing that we are on the right track; having a healthy mind and brain requires learning new things, not just playing brain games. By providing high-quality, affordable learning materials, every community can implement a lifelong learning program for all residents.”

The American flag is available as postcards or note cards with matching envelopes. This beautiful patriotic image also comes as a 11 x 14″ art poster print.

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Remember the new sea glass note card set? They climbed up to no. 1 rank on Amazon recently! So they are a hit for Valentine’s Day. They caught people’s attention as they make really elegant all occasion gifts.

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If it’s hearts you like,  please check out Donald’s other sea glass heart note cards!

You don’t have to be a sea glass fan to really love Donald’s beautiful sea glass post cards! His sea glass work is now available as note cards due to popular demand! Check them out over here.

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The elegant note cards show lovely peaceful arrangements of all colors of sea glass together with flowers or sea glass. These cards are perfect to have on hand to use as birthday cards, as classy love notes or simply to send warm sentiments to someone special. The collection also make great gifts!

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The sea glass note cards come as a set of 10 – 2 note cards per design.

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We are really excited! Donald’s beautiful new  flower heart postcard prints are now out – just in time for Valentine’s Day!  These floral prints – a collaborative project with stellar designers- are so unique and wonderful at expressing loving sentiments for that special day and more.  The gorgeous red, pink and white roses are particularly romantic!

 

 

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These certainly have been a great hit with many.  So much so the postcard set has recently made it to No. 2 on Amazon’s Hot New Release list!

Purchase them by clicking here.

 

These lovely Love and Peace postcards are new!  The beautiful red rose arrangements express heartfelt and timeless sentiments. It is  a wonderful addition to Donald’s floral collection.

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These postcards do not need envelopes.  They can be sent as invitations, birthday greetings and as thank you notes. Perhaps as little love notes?  A great idea for Valentine’s Day!

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The 10 pack consists of 5 of each of the 2 designs.What’s more, these postcards can also fit 4 x 6 ” photo frames. So they can displayed on desks and walls.

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Donald’s beautiful range of heart posters are very popular as the images portray loving sentiment so well.  But 3 of them are the most beloved of his heart poster collection.   His original sea glass heart poster is hands down the most popular of them all.  It’s not hard to see why from the wonderful feedback we have received.

“I ordered this poster for my office; the colors are gorgeous and I love the peaceful feeling it evokes. A “must have” for anyone who loves beach glass!” – PegE

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“My favorite poster. The sea glass reminds me of all my visits to the beach. I have bought several for my friends and family. It is perfect for any room in your home or office!” Virginia D.

The rare blues and aqua sea glass  poster is another favorite. It’s not only the heartwarming image but the colors which attract.

“I got this for my daughter’s 11th birthday. She absolutely loves it and we are painting her bedroom to match the gorgeous blue colors. What a fabulous find!!” – Melanie Walsh

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“So beautiful! This is a gem…bringing feelings of love,the the tranquility of the beach and the ocean blue! Can’t wait to frame it and hang it in my bedroom!” – Marylu

People also love the tranquil colors of the Rain sea glass heart poster.

“I ordered 3 different Sea Glass Heart shaped Lithograph’s for my new daughter-in-law who loves sea glass. They arrived yesterday and they are so beautiful and the colors in them are more vibrant than I expected. I can’t wait to frame them and give them to her. “– Elaine Sarrgent

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Donald is busy working on his latest note cards – beautiful sunflowers! He hopes to add them to his growing collection of note cards and postcard sets.  They’re bold and cheerful and will surely brighten someone’s day!

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But we need your help.  Which color envelopes should we offer?  The orange, gold or green? Please vote in the poll below and tell us which you prefer.  Tell us why in the comments.  Thank you!

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These photographs were taken at the Local 188 restaurant in Portland, Maine.

Donald’s second book, the I LOVE YOU book of poetry for young children has exceeded all expectations.  More than 1000 of the books have been sold in the first few weeks on Amazon!  The book is perfect not just for children but for grandparents, parents and other members of the family and friends who wish to bond with the little ones. For Christmas, for birthdays and for Valentine’s Day!

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The hardback book is suitable for older children whereas the new board book version is best for babies and toddlers.

It’s not difficult to see why the book has been such a hit.  Shown here are a selection of the heartfelt reasons from reviewers :

“This book is sure to win awards and become THE coveted baby book; the first one you share with your child or grandchild. I loved reading this sweet treasure to my little ones and they looked up at me beaming, saying,'”I LOVE YOU” back to me! Such sweet moments were created in sharing this book. I hope Mr. Verger writes more children’s books. I own all the classics like Goodnight Moon and Guess How Much I Love you and this beats them all, hands down. It’s poignant and sweet and speaks to the child’s heart. What better gift to give your little one than “I Love YOU!”” – Heidi Ciampa

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“”But it’s you I love most of all”… What a spectacular message to send to our children. We can never love our children enough & and this book supports just that! Way to go Verger- if a child feeling unconditionally loved & a reminder to parents how much we should be loving, embracing & reading to our children were the objectives, they were certainly accomplished! The photography is amazing, vivid and so real- I felt as if I was there! Well done… I know what I’m getting my son for Valentine’s Day.” – Mary Kerwin

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“A beautiful book lovingly created by a gifted photographer. My daughter, who is learning to read, loves practicing with this book.” – Kara Douglas

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“What a beautiful book with such a lovely message for children. My 4 year old loves the pictures and we really enjoy reading this this together. What a heartwarming book. And so happy to see the new board book version, which is wonderful for our new (destructive) baby!” – sj31

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“This book was written for children. I think it is ageless. I wish I could have read it to my Grandmother but she is no longer with us. Beautiful words and beautiful pictures. Being a Grandmother myself I can see why the author was ‘inspired’ to write it. His love shines through every page. I have given my Grandchildren a copy. Hope when they are in their teen years they will still read it and understand how much I love them. Thank you Donald Verger.” – Junie Bug

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We are delighted with the publication of the second edition of Donald’s most beloved books, Of Love and Sea Glass.  It is one of the most popular books to gift with a 5 star rating on Amazon.  There have been 90 reviews to date!

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Here is a small selection of wonderful reviews from those who clearly treasure the book.

“I have two of these books… one for my home and other for my office where I do therapy/counseling. Clients love it, guests love it, and I love it!! Incredible color, designs, inspiring quotes!! Very creative and heart felt art! You will not be disappointed with this purchase, whether it be for yourself, or a gift for a friend, loved one, coworker, etc.”– sj31

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“Soft, touchable, texture that has to be held in your hand and in your heart. This is what Don’s photography evokes. He lives his life in tune with nature and with an artist’s eye he captures beautiful images that will transport you to the exact spot he stood behind his camera. He inspires me daily with his beautiful calendars and I can’t wait to read the inspirational quotes he has paired with the beautiful sea glass.”– catiejan

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“A small gem….just like a piece of sea glass. Beautiful and inspirational quotes with photos of sea glass, stone and flowers artistically laid out. Very sweet.” – AMKof love and sea glass 4

“This lovely book was a Christmas gift from my daughter. Between the pages are beautiful images of sea glass, flowers and thought provoking words. I purchased and gave this book to a seriously ill friend, hoping to not only cheer her but to share the beauty found between the pages, beauty for the eye and words for reflection. She loves the book as much as I do. I return to it frequently and find delight each time. Well done, Mr. Verger, and thank you.”   – Florence WileySeaGlass_back

Donald hopes to see some you at a local bookstore in Portland, Maine today.  He will be signing his new I LOVE YOU Board Book at noon. This is to mark the Take Your Children to a Bookstore Day!

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Don also has exciting news.  He will be collaborating with Chris Van Dusen, the talented and award winning author and illustrator of children’s books.  So as they say, watch this space!

Please check Amazon for all Donald’s current work including his 2016 calendars!

You’re invited!  Donald is exhibiting his work at the Art on a Hill Holiday Sale event this weekend, starting from this evening! He  hopes some of you can make it as he will love to meet you!

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He will be there showcasing his new I Love You Board Book.

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His 2016 calendars, A Year to Love,  Signature and the Sea Glass as well as his new notecards are also on sale!

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Also check out the Meca Holiday Sale for more great artists!

Jenny Milchman introduced the world to Take Your Children to a Bookstore Day way back in 2010.  The idea caught on and continues to grow with many stores joining in the effort to cultivate a love of reading in the young.

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She encourages families to enjoy the day. She said, “On December 5th, 2015, take a child in your life to a bookstore. Watch his face light up as you give him free access, not just to a new book, but to tomorrow.” 

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I LOVE YOU – a Gift of Love and Poetry for children

Donald is looking forward to this special day!  He will be at a local bookstore in Portland, Maine where this event will be held from 10 – 3.30 pm.  The bookstore has “an amazing line-up of actors performing, and some of the most celebrated children’s authors and illustrators.”

The bookstore says “Every child who joins us at Longfellow Books can take home any title in the store (up to a $10 value) absolutely free!”

So if you are nearby, do come along and be part of bringing kids to the bookstore!  This is a wonderful chance to share the love of reading and books with the children.

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Display at the Portland Museum of Art

 

 

 

We are so excited that the I LOVE YOU children’s book of love and poetry, is now  available as board book.  Just like the hardback version, the board book is similar in size. These are small books measuring just under 6 inches by 6 inches – perfect for little hands to hold.

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The I LOVE YOU books make perfect gifts to families with young ones as the beautiful photographs and simple words impart so much warm sentiment and love.

So as these books are bound to be family favorites,  the board book version makes sense as these are durable books. Board books are printed on thick paperboard for both the cover and the interior pages.

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Little children can not only be read the book but they can also grasp and play with them, too. They will learn at a young age how books can convey stories and hopefully embark on a life long journey book appreciation.

 

We have a special promotion right now .   Buy 2 or more qualifying items offered by Donald Verger Photography & get 1 free. Enter code TO9IYTY7 at checkout!

We have more of Donald’s beautiful calendars and gorgeous prints on the way to Amazon! Here are some behind the scenes photos at the printing studio who create the high quality prints from Donald’s original photography.

It takes considerable teamwork from graphic designing to precision printing to produce the distinctive style of calendars, note cards and prints which Donald has come to be known for.  His vision of using photography to project beauty, calm and sentiment makes his work a consistent favorite on Amazon.

See his work on Amazon here.

 

 

Reading to children from the time they are babies is a good thing.  There are so many reasons why. But here are the 5 top benefits.

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1. BONDING
The shared and nurturing activity is a chance to spend quality time with the child. Closeness also helps bond or cement a very important relationship. Books such as the I LOVE YOU book is a way to reaffirm the love you have for them. (The board book version will be out in a couple of weeks in time for Christmas and the holidays)

2. LOVE OF READING
The child learns at a very young age to appreciate books. They realize books can be a wonderful source of information and fun. Children who grow to love books often demand several re-readings of favorite books. This helps them improve memory retention and understanding. They also learn how books are read – from left to right – and that the text explains what the pictures are about.

3. LANGUAGE SKILLS
Reading aloud to children promotes and reinforces language skills. Many studies have shown that children who were read to in their preschool years do much better academically later on. Having a good foundation of language skills is key to understanding subjects like science and so on.

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4. COMMUNICATION SKILLS
Engaging with young children during reading sessions encourages them to talk and express themselves. The activity also teaches them how to interact with others through language.

5. FOCUS & CONCENTRATION
Young children tend to have a short attention span. So reading to them helps them focus and concentrate. Over time, the children learn to sit still for longer periods of time. These subtle lessons in self-discipline will serve them well as they enter their school years.

The I LOVE YOU book is now available as a hardback as well as a board book making it idea for young children.

We are very excited!  Our new  beautiful, elegant folded notecards are now available on Amazon.  These are different from our postcard selections as these come with matching envelopes.  Perfect to use as thank you notes, invitations, greeting cards and so on.  But we are not sure which colors are best.  Can you help out and vote for your favorite matching envelope color?

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Blue, Green or Gold Envelopes?

The blue is serene. The green is peaceful and the gold, elegant.  Which would you choose?  Many thanks!Which Matching Envelope Color Do You Like Best?

Donald Verger excels at creating images which express love – all without any words. Over the years, his artistic aspirations have resulted in several original heart art photographs. The hearts have been lovingly assembled from all sorts of materials such as flowers, sea glass, sea shells and even chili peppers!

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The 2016 A Year to Love calendar is a truly special new calendar as it showcases the very best of his heart series. Every month is an expression of love, making this calendar a wonderful gift for loved ones everywhere.

The Sea Glass 2016 calendar is also a continuance of his artistic endeavors with the sea glass theme. Donald’s sea glass calendars are a perennial favorite of many.

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Donald is best known for his landscape and other nature inspired photography. These appear in another annual favorite, the Signature calendar.

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A very, very special calendar just came out! Donald Verger’s A Year to Love : 2016 Heart Calendar is a labor of love. Exquisite and unique series of heart photographs, one for each month, grace this calendar.

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The hearts are made from careful arrangements of sea glass, sea shells and other treasures from the sea, flowers, stones and pebbles and even red chili peppers! The calendar is a lovely gift for loved ones – an enduring present where favorite hearts can be framed afterwards.

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Donald Verger’s 2016 Signature Calendar is the reason why we continue to be excited. This is a wonderful collection of his best known photographs. They celebrate the seasons with his gorgeous photographs. Peaceful landscapes, beautiful sunflowers, winter leaves and farm scenes all grace this calendar.

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On the cover is his famous Dawn of Peace image. Other photographs include those taken at many different scenic locations such as Yosemite and Acadia National Park, Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse, the lush farmland of the Palouse area, Vermont, Maine, Big Sur California and even Ireland.

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Donald’s ability to capture memorable pictures and his keen eye for selecting just the right image for each month makes this a special calendar indeed.

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We are so excited. Donald Verger’s 2016 Fine Art Sea Glass Calendar is now out. It is filled with gorgeous sea glass photographs taken in his inimitable style. Many new compositions which are sure to delight! The sea glass for each and every one has been arranged in a meditative, and seasonally appropriate, manner.

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The sea glass has been arranged into different shapes like hearts, meditative spirals, flowers and even a turtle. All with careful choices of color. Truly treasures from the sea!

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These art photographs can also be framed for home decor.   Last year this calendar was the most reviewed calendar on Amazon and we think this year will be just the same.

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We need your help! Please vote for your favorite cover for our 2016 Sea Glass Calendar. It is soon to be printed and we want to make sure it is the best it can be. Last year, our Sea Glass Calendar sold wildly and had more favorable reviews than any other calendar on Amazon!

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The sea glass calendars, along with Donald’s Signature calendars will soon be available on Amazon. So please vote on the poll below. The numbers of the calendars are captioned. You can check the results after you vote to see what others think!

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Donald is perhaps best known for his amazing lighthouse photographs. These capture the quintessential feature of the Maine coastline – silent yet majestic beacons among the rocks. While these photographs grace his prints and calendars, these can now be found on his elegant postcard collections. These postcards can be used not just as notelets but as invitations and thank you cards!

The lighthouses shown here are the Portland Head Light on Cape Elizabeth and the Nubble Light on Cape Neddick. Portland Head Light, built in 1791, is the state’s oldest lighthouse.

It is still not too late to send your mother a special gift for Mother’s Day.  Check out all these heart posters which will say how much you love her!  These posters are far better than a bouquet of flowers which will wilt in a matter of days!  They all can be framed so she will always think of you all year round, and not just on her special day!

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 RARE RED SEA GLASS HEART POSTER

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VOILET HEART POSTER

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FLOWER HEART POSTER

Stone Heart poster #2_500 STONE HEART POSTER

Sea glass Heart #1_500 ORIGINAL SEA GLASS HEART POSTER

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chili heart_500 RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS HEART POSTER

Sea Glass Heart #3_500 RARE PINK SEA GLASS HEART POSTER

We want to share with you some good news.  These heart postcards and posters made it on Amazon’s Hot New Releases list!  Needless to say, we are delighted and thank you all for your support!

It’s no wonder the LOVE variety pack sea glass heart postcards were so popular. They are now number 1! They make keeping in touch so easy.  Just send them to loved ones and friends far away and let them know how much they are loved and missed.

The Rain sea glass heart poster is a vision in blues and greens with a few accent colors.  The pottery sea glass heart poster was also a runaway favorite.  Both are frameable and make for everlasting gifts for someone special!

Donald’s latest book, the “I Love You” compilation of poetry and beautiful pictures for children is growing in popularity in leaps and bounds! Sales have skyrocketed! The books have been shipped to many corners of the US and have even crossed the ocean to Europe!

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It is not surprising to see why. This little book is a wonderful gift for Valentine’s Day, for new mothers at baby showers and for grandparents to have when little ones visit. The love that is expressed while reading such emotionally powerful as these bedtime stories is something to be treasured.

We are all excited because the Boston Globe recently introduced Donald’s new book of poetry for children! The book is selling well!  Please check out the special Facebook Page for this book.

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Donald Verger Photography just added another two more hearts to a wonderful collection of 11 x 14 inch fine art posters.   Back in early December, there were only  7 of them.  The new ones include a pottery heart and a Rain sea glass heart poster. Now there is a perfect dozen just for February which is Heart Month!  These make wonderful enduring gifts for special people in your life.  Unlike flowers, posters don’t wilt yet the heart art conveys just as much loving thoughts!

Pottery Heart Poster

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 RARE RED SEA GLASS HEART POSTER

The rare red sea glass heart poster joins the highly collectible group of sea glass heart posters.  The pretty violet flower heart poster will make a delightful gift for nature lovers and gardening enthusiasts!  The sea shell heart poster is coming very soon so please do check Amazon for its appearance.

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VOILET HEART POSTER

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COMING SOON – SEASHELL HEART POSTER

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FLOWER HEART POSTER

Stone Heart poster #2_500 STONE HEART POSTER

Sea glass Heart #1_500 ORIGINAL SEA GLASS HEART POSTER

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chili heart_500 RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS HEART POSTER

Sea Glass Heart #3_500 RARE PINK SEA GLASS HEART POSTER

Donald has followed his best selling original Of Love and Sea Glass : Inspirational Quotes & Treasured Gifts from the Sea with the next  gem from his “little bedside books” series. This time it is the “I Love You” Gift of Love and Poetry for Children.  This beautiful publication is filled with his award winning photographs and simple rhythmic declarations of love sure to delight little children everywhere.

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The inspiration behind the book was Donald’s own joy at being a grandfather for the first time.  This is a book he hopes will bring happiness and togetherness for many families as the book is read and enjoyed over and over again.  Little ones will adore the the bright colors and pictures and the choruses of “But it is you I love most of all” .  A wonderful affirmation of love between child and parent, grandparent and other loving members of the family.

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The book is a wonderful gift for the celebration the birth of a child or for a special birthday. Get it for a special new release introductory price/Valentine’s Day special of $5!

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The special heart poster collection continues to grow for Donald Verger Photography.  Back in early December, there were only  7 of them.  With three more posters available or in the pipline, the count is now an amazing 10 heart posters!!  They all measure 11 x 14″ and make beautiful loving gifts be it for Valentine’s Day, anniversaries or birthdays.  The heart symbolizes love and these posters will be a constant reminder of your thoughts and wishes to those near and far.  The posters are easily framed and are perfect for adding just the right touch to home decor.

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 RARE RED SEA GLASS HEART POSTER

The rare red sea glass heart poster joins the highly collectible group of sea glass heart posters.  The pretty violet flower heart poster will make a delightful gift for nature lovers and gardening enthusiasts!  The sea shell heart poster is coming very soon so please do check Amazon for its appearance.

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VOILET HEART POSTER

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COMING SOON – SEASHELL HEART POSTER

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FLOWER HEART POSTER

Stone Heart poster #2_500 STONE HEART POSTER

Sea glass Heart #1_500 ORIGINAL SEA GLASS HEART POSTER

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chili heart_500 RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS HEART POSTER

Sea Glass Heart #3_500 RARE PINK SEA GLASS HEART POSTER

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! There are some super heart postcards available. First up is the sweetest collection of Children’s Valentine’s Day cards you’ve ever seen.

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This adorable and high quality set of 30 features 3 different designs. There are 10 of each in the package. Plenty to please the little ones and their parents when heart day rolls around!

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Original Sea Glass Heart Design from Children’s Valentine’s Day Cards Collection
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Aqua Sea Glass Heart Design from Children’s Valentine’s Day Cards Collection
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Red Sea Glass Heart Design from Children’s Valentine’s Day Postcard Collection

Donald has also created 4 different heart postcard collections for grown-ups so they don’t miss out. Why not send someone your love and thoughts with one of these? The  designs feature his beloved sea glass hearts. Each design comes in 10 pack collections. There is the original sea glass heart postcard,  the stone sea glass heart collection , the ever popular aqua sea glass heart and last but not least, the rare pink sea glass heart one

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Stone Heart Design
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Aqua Sea Glass Heart Design

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Still got some shopping to do?  Not to worry, there is still time to order and ship the gifts for arrival before Christmas.  Just check out the Amazon Holiday Ordering Cut Off Dates below.  You have until this Monday to be eligible for PRIME’s free 2 day shipping!

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Some of Donald’s bestsellers include :

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2015 Sea Glass Calendar

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Rare Cobalt and Aqua Blue Sea Glass Heart Art Poster

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Of Love and Sea Glass Inspirational Giftbook

Check out Donald’s entire  line up of great art photography prints, postcards, calendars and book here!

Donald’s posters are a great hit for Donald Verger Photography. People love to gift these beautiful photographic prints because they are framable. But hot off the presses are his sleek new contemporary posters on aluminum! Picture perfect and ready to hang!

Aluminum printing technology infuses the image into the metal, not on it, thus leaving a lasting treasure that will hold up 2-4 times longer than a regular photo.

There is a promotion on for this limited edition aluminum print collection. Buy 3 and get 25% off with claim code, DVPHOTOG. Gifting just got easier!

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8 x 10 RARE BLUE SEA GLASS HEART

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8 X 10 SEA GLASS HEART POSTER WITH BORDER

16x20 sea glass heart 16 X 20 SEA GLASS HEART POSTER
chili heart

8 X 10 RED HOT CHILI PEPPER HEART POSTER

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8 X 10 FLOWER HEART POSTER
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8 X 10 ROSE POSTER
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 8 X 10 VINTAGE CHEVY TRUCK POSTER

Donald Verger started with his sea glass calendars a few years back.  The sheer popularity of his sea glass perpetual calendars and annual calendar led him to come up with even more creative projects such as his beautiful book – OF LOVE & SEA GLASS : INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES AND TREASURES FROM THE SEA which is available as a hardback as well as a CD case/stand desk version.

The original sea glass poster from that book became a best seller and that lead to two more sea glass heart posters featuring rare colors of sea glass.  More sea glass posters are becoming available soon!  All make lovely gifts for the love of sea glass is timeless and universal.

 

 

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2015 SEA GLASS CALENDAR

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OF LOVE AND SEA GLASS : INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES AND TREASURES FROM THE SEA

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ORIGINAL SEA GLASS HEART POSTER

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STONE AND SEA GLASS HEART POSTER

Sea Glass Heart #3_500

RARE PINK SEA GLASS HEART POSTER

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RARE COBALT AND AQUA BLUE SEA GLASS HEART POSTER

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SEA GLASS AND FLOWER POSTER

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SEA GLASS AND BOTTLE POSTER – COMING SOON!

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ZEN SEA GLASS POSTER – COMING SOON!

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RAIN SEA GLASS POSTER – COMING SOON!

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WAVE SEA GLASS POSTER – COMING SOON!

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SEA GLASS PERPETUAL CALENDAR #1

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SEA GLASS PERPETUAL CALENDAR #2

It’s that time of year! Time to turn over the calendar and get new ones! As is now tradition, Donald Verger Phtoography has a gorgeous series of annual nature inspired calendars to choose from. Calendars are easy gifts for this coming Christmas. Even with all our tech gadgets today, many still have a calendar on the wall or on the desk to consult and to admire!

 

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2015 SEA GLASS CALENDAR

He is particularly noted for his sea glass photographs so it is no wonder his 2015 Sea Glass calendar is a hot bestseller. There is something beautiful about sea glass – not just its gentle frosted looks but the awesome fact it got that way because nature made it so.

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2015 SIGNATURE CALENDAR

His 2015 Signature calendar is also a standout for long timne fans of his landscape photography. New this year are his Palouse calendars. The photographed calendar as well as the watercolor style one celebrate one of the loveliest pastoral landscapes in the US. Palouse is located in the Northwest, an area encompassing parts of Washington, Idaho and Oregon. Donald captures the peaceful rolling hills and agricultural scenes of this area beautifully in both the calendars.

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2015 PALOUSE THE PHOTOGRAPHS CALENDAR

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2015 PALOUSE WATERCOLOR CALENDAR

There are now an astonishing 7 heart posters from Donald Verger Photography. It all started with just a single sea glass heart poster which proved so popular the range was expanded. It is not hard to understand why.  Gifting a beautiful art print poster with a unique heart image expresses love and sentiment in ways few presents do.  These are all easily framed – lovely value added gifts the recipients will treasure for a long time.

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 Some of the heart posters are particularly expressive like the red hot chili pepper heart poster.  Can’t get any more passionate than that for giving to someone extra special!  The flower heart poster trumphs real flower bouquets any time as it will never wilt!  These heart posters make excellent gifts for so many occasions – Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day or any time you want to say “I Love You”!

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FLOWER HEART POSTER

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Sea Glass Heart #3_500 RARE PINK SEA GLASS HEART POSTER

Another Vote Please!

 

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We have exciting news!  We need your help to choose the cover of Donald’s brand new book!   Don sends his greetings.  He explained, ” After the birth of my daughter’s first baby six months ago, I started writing and working on a little book to celebrate. It is for children, parents, grandparents and families everywhere!”

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The book will measure 6 inches by 6 inches.  It will initially be published as a paperback but will be followed by a board book.  It should be available from Amazon in time for the holidays.

 

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We came up with two lovely covers – one with a button heart and the other with a sea glass heart – but we cannot decide.  So please tell us which one you prefer and vote below.  Your comments would be much appreciated. Please also forward this post to your friends and family so they can vote too!

 

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It’s a family affair on Etsy!  First Donald opened his Etsy store.  Now his partner, Lois Kenny also has one.  Lois’ store is called the Bumbleweed Shop.  Lois sells vintage pieces, handcrafted itemas as well as upcycled pieces.   Shown here are a couple of examples from her store such as this vintage LL Bean 85% wool sweater.

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Lois is also fond of beautiful handmade items like this classic 1970’s baby afghan crocheted in rainbow colors.

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The love of vintage pieces is clearly inherited as Lois’s daughter, Stacey Chan, also has an Etsy store called Sea Glass Gifties. There are handcrafted shadow box featuring sea glass pictures as well as a number of vintage paint by numbers paintings.

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Donald has an awesome collection of sea glass book, calendar and poster, all of which are bestsellers.  So if you are in the mood to get your gift shopping underway, now is a good time!  These are all on sale!  His Of Love and Sea Glass book is a wonderful gift for close friends and family, not just for Christmas but for all occasions like birthdays and anniversaries.  Or simply a wordless way to say how much you love someone!

 

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Sea Glass Book

 

 

There is also a sea glass heart poster available which originally appeared  in the book.

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Did you know Donald has 2 sea glass birthday calendars?  Both are gorgeous and will make great stocking gifts later this year.  This one is his first sea glass calendar:

 

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And this is the second one :

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Did you know we are celebrating Christmas in July? That’s because we are having a HUGE sale of many great Donald Verger calendars.  We are having an inventory clear out so don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to do some early shopping.   For example the gorgeous Rose birthday calendar is now reduced to $5.95!  These calendars will make easy stocking stuffers for many on your list!

 

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Another great suggestion is the  dramatic Storms birthday calendar.

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The  Butterfly birthday calendar is also another great steal at $5.95.

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There is also a sweet deal for his Sea Glass Heart Poster.

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His best selling Of Love and Sea Glass book is less than half price too!  Check them all out!

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It’s amazing where Donald’s work ends up in the far corners of the US.   Some interesting placenames for sure!  For instance his bestselling book, Of Love and Seaglass: Inspirational Quotes and Treasures from the Sea  travelled all the way to :

Wyomissing, PA

American Fork, UT

Brick, NJ

 

His ever popular calendars and sea glass heart poster went out to places with delightfully named towns which makes you wonder how they got their monikers. Some are obvious. Others one can only guess at.

Sister Bay, WI

Gig Harbor, WA  (sea glass beach glass)

La Canada, CA

Prince George, VA

East Yaphank, NY

Mashpee, MA

Zionsville, IN

His calendars and books are being enjoyed in big and small places!

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Most of us drink coffee or tea so mugs are surely a staple in the kitchen.  So what would make a perfect gift but a special art photo by Donald Verger?  Something to appreciate twice over while sipping a favorite cup of java. These beautiful mugs are currently on sale!

The familiar sea glass mug above is the companion mug to his very special  bestselling Of Love &  Sea Glass : Inspirational Quotes and Treasures from the Sea  giftbook.  This mug makes a beautiful pairing with the book.

There are other sea glass designer mugs by this master photographer.

Other mugs feature some of the most beloved of his landscape and nature photographs.   They are all currently on sale for just $12.95.  Isn’t it hard to pick a favorite?

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I will experimenting posting images from my recent amazing trip to The Palouse!
Do you know of it?
Please share your impressions and let me know which you love and why.
Thank you!

I just got a brand new hip Thursday and feel the best I’ve ever felt. And I’m lucky and only in Tylonol.
Grateful to AMAZING hip Surgeon Dr George Babikian. Maine

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All of us at Donald Verger Photography wish you a very Happy Valentine’s Day!  May today be filled with special blessings from the heart.

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The heart is a wonderful symbol of love which goes back several centuries.  No wonder the sea glass heart poster which features an image from the Of Love & Sea Glass book was popular!  It was so popular, we ran out of stock.  But we should have it available again soon.  The sea glass poster will always be popular not just for Valentine’s Day but for anniversaries, birthdays and any occasion to convey heartfelt feelings.

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Enjoy the day!

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Donald’s masterclass is being held later today from 7-9 pm at the Apple Retail Store in Upper West Side, New York.  He will be sharing his tips on how to take black and white images with iPhones. If you love Ansel Adams’ work, you don’t want to miss this class!

black and white picture 2Lighting and contrasts are extremely important for black and white images so Donald will demonstrate how to capitalize on those two elements for great photography.  See you there!

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Are you interested in learning from Donald?  He is going to be giving a master class on black and white iphoneography at the Apple Retail Store in Upper West Side, New York next Wednesday, February 12 from 7-9 pm.

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Donald will be sharing his tips and tricks on how to get the very best black and white images on your iPhone.  Not to be missed!

If you still prefer color, check out his current top sellers, the Sea Glass Heart poster and the Of Love and Sea Glass : Inspirational Quotes and Treasured Gifts from the Sea giftbook!

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The Of Love & Sea Glass gift book has been a hit.  Did you know the book also inspired more beautiful gifts?  Well, there is the sea glass heart poster from the back of the book for one.

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But now there is another – sea glass heart pins – which are now available in Donald’s Etsy store. These are handmade resin hearts created from the same lovely image.

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The pin will brighten up a jacket or coat. It will make a sweet gift anytime you wish to say “I Love You”!

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Here is the Sea Hearts Poster which is also available from Etsy or the Amazon store.

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Happy New Year Everyone!

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Thank you so much for your incredible support this past year.  It has been an exciting year indeed.  We couldn’t have done it without you!

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Wishing everyone a joyful 2014 filled with love,  happiness and peace!

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All of us at Donald Verger Photography wish you and yours a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Looking back, 2013 has been a great year with so many special beginnings.  The one Donald is most proud of is his Of Love & Sea Glass gift book filled with beautiful images of sea glass and inspirational quotes.

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His everlasting sea glass collection also expanded to include a new sea glass perpetual calendar and a lovely heart sea glass poster taken from the book.

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Who knows what 2014 will bring?  Enjoy the holidays!

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Of Love & Sea Glass is an exquisite book full of lovely sea glass images and inspirational quotes. The quiet beauty of these treasured gifts from the sea is a joy to behold.  So it makes a perfect gift for special occasions such as Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries and Valentine’s Day to loved ones.  It is also a perfect gift at any other time of the year to present this expression of love and encouragement to someone dear.

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The book is small enough to slip into a large Christmas stocking or perhaps into a handbag or tote as a surprise gift to brighten up someone’s day! Yet, this little beauty can still command a spot on the coffee table.  It’s a classic not to be missed.

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Everyone is just rushed off their feet trying to get the Christmas preparations ready! If there are still some people on your list, there is still time to put in your orders.

You have up to this weekend to make sure loved ones get something special under the tree. The last full day for ordering is Sunday – until 9 pm PST. If you subscribe to Amazon Prime, the 2 day shipping is FREE! Great deal – not to be missed!

Shown here are some of the bestselling calendars and books for inspiration!  Love his sea glass photography?  His Of Love & Sea Glass giftbook is a 5 Star on Amazon! Browse through his selection here.

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Many people love Donald’s beautiful photographs. Some use frameable calendars such as his Flowers calendar and sea glass postcards as wall art.  The photographs make memorable items for home decor projects.

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A new addition to his sea glass lineup is the lovely Sea Glass Hearts poster specially produced as a poster.  Fans of his Of Love and Sea Glass giftbook will recognize the image as it is included in that treasured volume.

There are 2 poster sizes, the same price for either! They are available in the 11 x 14 which fits standard frames and 14 x 20 inch sizes.  They are printed on 100 lb cardstock .  They are also green printed as all of the other calendars.

Please also check out his frameable Flowers poster calendars which are also available in 2 sizes – the 11 x 14 inch and the 5 x 7 inch.

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Donald’s beautiful gift book, Of Love & Sea Glass : Inspirational Quotes and Treasure from the Sea has been such a hit.  No wonder, as it is a unique and timeless gift sure to be  treasured.  It was originally launched as a hard back book. But there is now a beautiful CD case stand version for the desk of someone special.

 CD Stand VersionsThe CD case version allows the user to change out the photographs at whim and enjoy favorite pictures and quotations.

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There are also the digital versions so people can appreciate the quiet beauty of the sea glass and the lovely inspirational quotes on their mobile devices.  Got a Kindle?  The Kindle version is available on Amazon.  Got an iPad or iPhone?  Head on over to the iTunes store!

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Donald is a member of SEA which stands for The Society of East End Arts.  It is a community of artists who promote awareness of their area talents.   So naturally Donald will be there this weekend for the Art on the Hill Fair.

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You’ll be able to see all Donald’s new and current line of calendars, posters, giftsbooks and mugs at the show. Bring your family and friends and enjoy the artistic talents of this group of artisans.

Hope to see you there!

How to get there :

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Did you know there is an all new sea glass birthday calendar?  Well there is!  Another splendid perpetual calendar to the growing list of sea glass offerings from Donald.

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This perpetual calendar is not just to help remember important dates. It is a wonderful art calendar to treasure. The lovely hues of the sea glass are so soothing to look at.

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Here is a photograph of these new calendars coming off the press at Franklin Printing in Maine!

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The previous newcomer to the sea glass lineup is the Of Love & Sea Glass gift book.  It is still at 50% off – $10 vs $20 and selling around the country!

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Do you live in Maine?  Perhaps you may have already spotted Donald’s calendars and new giftbook while you were out and about shopping.  The most obvious place to spot his sea glass work is naturally the Deep Blue Sea Glass store in Kennebunk.

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This wonderful store which sells everything sea glass was voted one of the best places to shop in New England.

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They stock both calendars and giftbooks there.

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Donald’s calendars can also be spotted at the Whole Food Store in Portland  Maine. While the calendars aren’t edible, they are still a quality product in a quality store!

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The Gulf of Maine Bookstore also stocks Donald’s publications.  It is an independent alternative bookstore in Brunswick, Maine.

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Our Calendars Ship Everywhere!

Donald Verger Art Calendars

Did you know Donald’s lovely calendars are sold in many other places besides Amazon?  Some of his most popular calendars are sold through Calendar Holdings.  This premier seasonal retailer operates thousands of kiosks and stores throughout the US known as Go! Calendars. Shown here are the calendars stocked by them.

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Calendar Holdings also ship overseas via their website.  Shopping online is so easy an hassle free! So if you have someone special you’d like to send a Donald Verger calendar to, now you know!

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The production of a beautiful giftbook like the Of Love & Sea Glass takes a lot of effort on the part of many people.  It starts with Donald’s wonderful sea glass photography and the graphic design talents of Kate Clark of Clark’s Design Services.

Then it is over to the printing firm, Bookmasters in Ohio.  Donald and Kate recently went there to see the actual production of the book.  The staff there patiently explained the process and showed them the machinery involved.

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These ladies are showing the printed book covers fresh off the press :

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The book cover sheets are then cut up :

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This is the cardboard used to make the books into hardback copies:

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Donald is shown how the machine attaches the covers to the cardboard.

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Checking the newly made book covers :

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The final step – boxing them all up!

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It’s really exciting to see the birth of Donald’s new Sea Glass gift book.  We will be sharing more pictures of his trip to the publishing firm soon.

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Last week’s giveaway was our way of celebrating this new release. 5 lucky winners will be receiving copies of this book hot off the presses!  We numbered all the entrants and then used a random number generator over at random.org to pick the 5 winning numbers.

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The winning numbers were assigned to :

  • Jennifer Fitzpatrick
  • MJ
  • Erica
  • Kate Wing Vigil
  • Marida Wilkins

Congratulations!!

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One of Donald’s favorite sites is West Coast Sea Glass over in the Pacific Northwest.  It’s not hard to see why.  They have beautiful sea glass jewelry, supply sea glass and possess a collection of rare pieces which have been exhibited in many museums, galleries and various events.

west coast sea glass collectionThe driving force behind West Coast Sea Glass are Mary Beth Beuke and Lindsay Furber.  They are both serious life long sea glass hunters as well as jewelry artisans who sell their lovely sea glass jewelry across the US.

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The sea glass has been hand picked from all over the world by the two artisans and a couple of friends over many years of hunting.  They access and comb beaches by hiking and kayaking.

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They also share their passion for sea glass. Mary Beth wrote an excellent blog post on The Art of Collecting Sea Glass.  She explains why sea glass is getting harder to find and gives tips on the best places to find these beautiful treasures from the sea.

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The Sea Glass Giftbook is quite a departure from the beautiful calendars of Donald Verger Photography.  It  is a wonderful collection  of inspirational quotations and sea glass, treasures from the sea.  A truly unique nature gift for someone special.

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Many followers helped Donald decide on the final cover as there were so many lovely possibilities.  Now that the gift book is out,  Donald Verger Photography is launching the first ever giveaway for fans!  5 of the Sea Glass Gift Book will be given to 5 lucky winners.

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All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog or on Donald’s Facebook page before the giveaway closes at 12 noon Monday, November 18, 2013.  If you share via social media, those count as extra entries.  Please say so in the comments!  Winners will be picked randomly. Good luck!

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Donald is well known for his landscape photography. One of his favorite places to take gorgeous rural pictures is Vermont. He has been working hard at getting two new all Vermont birthday calendars to press :

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Now they are both ready featuring beautiful Vermont landscapes in all seasons! The first birthday calendar, Vermont Cat, features a friendly feline in front of a barn, a most quintessentially rural feature.

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His other new Vermont birthday calendar has a sunflower gracing the cover. Both new calendars have beautiful photographs which highlight the seasons and the months.  Delightful and useful gifts which last for a long time.

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Did you know Donald is running in the New York Marathon today? He and his fellow team mates are running to raise money for the Innocence Project.   Please help and support him in his effort.

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The Innocence Project is something dear to his heart.  It’s an organization that seeks to redress the injustice suffered by wrongfully convicted individuals.

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Donald explained, “I ran my first and only marathon to date 33 years ago. It’s been a long time but as a longtime supporter of the Innocence Project I jumped at this chance to be part of the Innocence Project’s 2013 NYC Marathon team!

I learned firsthand what it is like to be wrongly accused.  Back in 2009, I was arrested for a crime I did not commit. I was misidentified by an eyewitness, handcuffed, brought to jail, and put behind bars. I never experienced the presumption of innocence that we all believe exists in this country.

Days later I was finally freed, the experience left me shaken and also made me realize how fortunate I was to have the means to prove my innocence. That’s why I am inspired to raise money and awareness for this worthy cause. No one should go to prison for something they did not do.”

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Go, Donald, go!

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We’ve been working hard on creating a beautiful cover for that special sea glass gift book Donald is planning to publish. It will feature not just his gorgeous sea glass pictures but will include quotations about love and the sea.

We would really appreciate it if you could help us out again by choosing which of the following covers you like best. Please do tell us why in the comments below!

The poll is at the end of the post. Please pass on this post to your friends and family so they can help with the choosing. Many thanks!

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We’ve been working hard on creating a beautiful cover for that special sea glass gift book Donald is planning to publish.  It will feature not just his gorgeous sea glass pictures but will include quotations about love and the sea.

We would really appreciate it if you could help us out by choosing which of the following covers you like best. Please do tell us why in the comments below!

The poll is at the end of the post. Please pass on this post to your friends and family so they can help with the choosing. Many thanks!

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Thanks for voting last time!  We have been working on some changes and hope you can help us out with some votes on these two potential covers.  Please also tell us how strongly you feel about these designs and  if we should be working on a third cover?

The poll is at the bottom of the post.

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Don’s been contemplating publishing a lovely and special sea glass art gift book.  The beauty of sea glass is something he believes many people love.  So will you help him out by choosing for a book cover you like most from the following choices?  Don’t forget to vote in the poll at the bottom of this post.

We would love to hear from you if you think a sea glass gift book is something you would like to get.  If it’s a great idea, please tell us in the comments!

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Thanks everyone for choosing the Donald Verger title over the Images one. We would love for you to choose whether his name title is better than the Signature title.  The question is,  which defines Donald’s wonderful range of art photography?

So please vote for your favorite!

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Thanks everyone for voting for Donald’s 2014 Signature Calendar cover. The winning image was the lighthouse one. But he would now love to know which is the most effective title for the cover which represents his signature photography.

The interior of the calendar is a mixture of his popular storms, flowers, landscapes and seascapes images. So scroll to the bottom and please vote for which one you like best! Send this post to friends and family and ask them too!

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Please vote for your favorite cover of Donald’s new Flowers art wall calendar!

The poll is at the end of the post. Be sure to check the results and see which one drew the most attention.

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Please vote for your favorite cover of Donald’s new SEA GLASS art calendar!

The poll is at the end of the post. Be sure to check the results and see which one drew the most attention.

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Please vote for your favorite cover of Donald’s new FLOWER POSTER  calendar! Poster calendars consist of 12 individual monthly pages which are typically meant for framing.  They are available in two sizes – 11x 14″ and 5 x 7″.

The poll is at the end of the post. Be sure to check the results and see which one drew the most attention.

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Please vote for your favorite cover of Donald’s new Signature Landscape calendar!

The poll is at the end of the post. Be sure to check the results and see which one drew the most attention.

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It’s not easy to find just the right kind of gift which is universal, one which most people will like and find useful.  It has to be gender neutral and when you throw in inexpensive too, then the search can be challenging.

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However, the search is over if you take a look at one of Donald’s newest offerings. His beautiful Signature CD Display Birthday Calendar will look great on someone’s desk either at work or in the home office.  The gift is also functional as the calendar helps people remember important dates like anniversaries and birthdays.  A fantastic corporate gift idea, too!

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Alan Friedman is not a professional astronomer. A greeting card publisher by day, he spends much of his spare time on his passion – photographing the solar system from his backyard in Buffalo.  What he manages to accomplish with his home based observatory is amazing.  His astro-photography is accomplished at a disadvantage as the city’s bright light limits what he can capture to the bright objects of the sky – the sun, moon, planets and bright stars.

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He explains, “The raw material for my work is black and white and often blurry. As I prepare the pictures, color is applied and tonality is adjusted to better render the features. It is photojournalism of a sort. The portraits are real, not painted. Aesthetic decisions are made with respect for accuracy as well as for the power of the image.”  The hours and hours he spends is worth the time as his images depict the sun in a highly artistic yet accurate manner.

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Check out his latest work on his Tumblr blog. His prints can also be purchased at Photoeye.

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He has also given a TED presentation where he talks about his work and inspires others to try doing something similar!

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Last Christmas sales of the 2013 calendar, the second of its kind, entitled Insane Asylums of England,  were simply crazy.  The British certainly took to this eccentric calendar, particularly those in the health care profession.  The calendar featured some of the most notorious asylums built during the Victorian era.

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The calendar is the brainchild of Kevin Beresford, President of the Roundabout Appreciation Society.  He understood how controversial the subject might be, so the asylums selected are no longer in use.  He also added, “The thing with insane asylums is they are often these wonderful old Victorian buildings that are now disappearing from our landscape.”

While well intentioned, many of these places became known for their inhumane treatment of society’s most vulnerable, the mentally ill.  Some though like Cane Hill featured for July in the previous year’s calendar were more progressive.  It was built back in 1882 and eventually closed in 1991.  Some of its residents included Charlie Chaplain’s mother, and both Michael Caine and David Bowie’s brothers.

 

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The calendar can be purchased at http://www.roundaboutsofbritain.com

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The clever folks at SRI (birthplace of SIRI) have come up with a super intelligent calendar iPhone app called Tempo. It’s designed for busy people as it helps them organize their hectic schedules in many ways.

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What Tempo does is integrate in an intelligent fashion, the phone’s contacts, calendar, SIRI functionality and so far, LinkedIn, Yelp, Facebook and Foursquare. The shortcuts save time.  For example,  a reminder about a meeting will include not just a map to see where it is but also where to park.  The LinkedIn profiles of the attendees will be included as well as the venue as reviewed by Yelp and Foursquare.

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Running late? No problem. Just a simple tap or two will notify the others just how late you might be.

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Tempo helps finds the emails or documents you need for the meeting so you are prepared. It also stores the passwords you need for conference calls

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It even helps you send birthday greetings via Facebook. But you’re on your own as far as buying gifts are concerned!

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Check out their cool video which explains what Tempo does.  It is available from the iTUNES store.  It is free but there is a queue for downloading – first come, first served.

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Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are coming up soon.  The days are special because they deserve to be acknowledged for all their love and devotion raising us.  But what to get them?  Art perpetual calendars by Donald Verger Photography are awesome gift ideas.  They are practical and will outlast any flowers by a long margin!

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The lovely Rose perpetual calendar is perfect for mothers.   Many women adore flowers especially roses.  Those who like to garden will also appreciate the showy blooms of hydrangeas as in this perpetual calendar.  Many of Donald’s calendars feature blooms and wonderful landscape photographs so there a number to choose from.

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Let’s not forget Dads.  How about the gorgeous Signature perpetual calendar which comes with a display case. The CD display case is designed for office desks.

 

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No matter which calendar you chose, remember the extra bonus –   they will always be reminded of the giver.

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Wooden calendars are a wonderful alternative to today’s sleek electronic devices because they remind us simpler times and makes us appreciate good craftmanship.  Qaaim Goodwin’s desktop wooden calendar is such a marvel.  It’s compact, visually pleasing and a tactile magnet .  But there is more to the design than just its looks.

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He calls is a compositional calendar system because it allows the user to configure the calendar in a variety of ways to fit the space or personal preference. The calendar can be displayed either vertically or horizontally.

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The wooden slats marking days and months of the year are simply swung or slided out.

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Spanish photographer, Bloas Maven, has a special affinity for ladybugs. He took up the challenge of photographing these tiny insects in their natural environment as they climb up plants.

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His photographic images are all the more beautiful because he captures the ladybugs against bokeh backgrounds.  The end result is an artistic interpretation of the natural world of the ladybugs.

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Maven is relatively new to photography having bought his dSLR camera only a few short years ago. Yet, he clearly demonstrates an uncanny eye for just the right subject in the right place.  Check out more of his macro photography here.

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Dillon Marsh is a South African landscape photographer who captures fascinating photographs of his native land.  His “Assimilation” collection is a series of astonishing pictures of the enormous nests of social weaver birds.

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Over the course of 3 days, Marsh traveled through part of the southern Kalahari Desert alone and by car looking for these magnificent natural sculptures built on telephone poles. He relied on word of mouth to actually find the nests.

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The birds would continue to build the nests even after large chunks drop off due to the excessive weight! Only a few birds appear in the pictures as they were either inside or out and about.

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Marsh observed from his photographic findings, “The twigs and grass collected to build these nests combine to give strangely recognizable personalities to the otherwise inanimate poles.”  A truly collaborative project between man and birds!
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Calendars are inherently visual by nature.  However, the renowned perfume designer, Kim Weisswange, developed an amazing and novel calendar for our sense of smell.

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The occasion for her Scent in Time collection was to celebrate her 25 years in the perfume industry. Wiessage cleverly uses the 3 types of scents which blend together to form the distinctive signature of a particular perfume.

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She assembled 31 top or head note scents, one for each day. These head note scents are those which evaporate quickly and thus give the wearer the first all important impression of the perfume. There are also 12 heart notes, scents which take over after the top notes disappear. Last but not least, a large bottle of base note which influence the other notes yielding a unique and harmonious scent for each day of the year.

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There are night pictures of the sky.  Then there are Dave Morrow‘s amazing Milky Way photographs. This  Seattle based photographer caught some media attention lately with his beautiful landscape pictures.  His Instagram picture of the stars apparently “erupting” above Mount Rainer went viral.

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Stars over Mt Rainier

Not surprisingly, Morrow’s crowd sourced favorite made him a finalist in this year’s Smithsonian photo contest.  Morrow said he used a Nikkor 14-24mm f/ 2.8 G lens with his Nikon D800 camera to make the 30 second exposure.

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Stars over the Pacific ocean, Ruby Beach, Olympia Peninsula

Morrow shares how he takes his pictures on his site.  He says, “Every time I take pictures of the Milky Way I am in awe of two things. First, how bright the stars are when there is no light pollution around. Second, how many more stars the camera can ‘see’ over a 30 second exposure that our own eyes can not.”

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Olympia Peninsula is one of his favorite places to photograph the Milky Way because of the combination of beach and water.  You can see more of his extraordinary Milky Way photographs here.

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We often have preconceived ideas what a calendar should look like.  But it takes a talented industrial designer to think outside the box and come up with a new concept.

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South Korean designer  Jeong Yong created a circular table perpetual calendar made up of 3 different sized rings.  The largest one is for days, the middle sized one for months and the smallest one for days of the week.

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A user is able to align each of the rings together to indicate a particular date because the rings contain magnets.  What’s also clever is the ability of the calendar to display the date with the circles in different axes. The name of the calendar is simply called “One”.

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Did you know there are just a few dozen sea glass stores in the US?  The Deep Blue is one such store located at 8 Western Avenue, Kennebunk, Maine.  The store sells all kinds of sea glass related things besides sea glass itself.  A wonderful oceanic treasure trove! The store’s owner Danielle is a great friend of Donald’s.  He adds, “how remarkable she and her sea glass is!”

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Naturally, Donald’s sea glass calendars can be found in the store either mounted in picture frames or displayed on shelves a bookcase.

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The sea glass postcards are in a special rack just for them with a special discount for sets!

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This lovely wire wrapped ring is a special sea glass creation by Lois S Kenney.

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It is a lovely store to stop by and browse if ever you are up this way!

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Anyone who has ever tried to photograph birds will understand the frustration.  The birds are easily frightened away long before the photographer can get close enough for a good picture.   Sure, there are telephoto lenses one could use but these cost money. Plus having to wait for hours for the birds to come to a feeder is, well, strictly for the birds!

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The Bird Photo Booth is a wonderful solution to avid bird watchers.  This KickStarter project really captured the attention of birders and photographers  and was quickly funded.  The first units scheduled for delivery this month.  It’s not hard to see why so many saw the potential.

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The handcrafted hardwood feeder is designed to hold the iPhone or an  iPod which will then allow live streaming to an iPad, tablet or computer via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth using a suitable app.

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Birders can then remotely watch and photograph birds in real time.  The macro images captured will be unparalleled for detail and exquisite color. The birds are seen against beautifully blurred backgrounds.

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Check this video for more information.

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Vermillion Skies at Dawn

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Donald is an early riser.  It’s not hard to imagine why.  Some of his best photographs are captured at dawn just as a new day begins.  It’s the time of day when peace reigns and beauty abounds.

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It is not always about being up early but also about being wide awake enough to get the camera settings just right  and quickly too. That’s because vermillion skies can be fleeting indeed. The time frame he had to get the above picture was just a mere 40 seconds before the light changed!

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There is much to appreciate at that early hour such as the stillness and the lovely patterns of clouds against the crimson backdrop.

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All too soon, the show is over and bright sunlight permeates everywhere.

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