31 January 2011

Music: Hip Dueling Croatian Cellists Wail On Smooth Criminal By Michael Jackson

The perfect music of dancing toe-tapping joy to inspire you.  Updated:  7 March 2012 with American version of video allowed.



From Denny:  These guys win the unofficial award for most innovative use of a traditional centuries old instrument normally played for classical music. They remind me of a couple of Kentucky boys playing fast-paced country rock fiddles. Be sure to admire the "cello spin." :)

In fact, the country rock we know of today came from the old Scottish settlers of a few hundred years ago who brought over their violins. What they did then to play barn dances was to speed up the pace of the then current classical and folk music of the day to a 7/8 time and bam! instant fast beat to jump your little joy to all night long.

The reality is these are two very talented musicians. Luka Šulić has won major international cello competitions. Currently, he is studying at the Royal Academy in London as a student of Valter Dešpalj. He has performed all across Europe, Japan and South America. As a soloist he has enjoyed success making music with the Deutsche Radio Philharmonic, The Russian Symphony Orchestra, The Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Warsaw Philharmonic, The Slovenia Philharmonic, the Slovak Philharmonic and the Zagreb Soloists.

Stjepan Hauser studied under famed cellist, Mstislav Rostropovich, and was his last student. Hauser enjoys many first prize awards and performances in Europe, South Africa, New Zealand and the United States, London's Royal Albert Hall, Wigmore Hall, St. John Smith Square and St. Martin in the Fields. In Amsterdam he performed at Concertgebouw, St. George's in Bristol and the Pallazzo Vecchio in Florence. Hauser has even performed twice for the UK's Prince Charles in Buckingham Palace and St. James Palace. If you recall, Prince Charles used to play the cello, though not on this performance level so Hauser's visit must have been a real treat.

Luka Šulić and Stjepan Hauser combined their talents recently in 2010, working together in London. Their personalities are such fun and meld well together, creating this incredible synergistic energy. These two are definitely destined for great things because they are so full of charisma and magic.

Updated:  7 March 2012


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30 January 2011

Posts Roundup at Dennys Blogs - 30 Jan 2011

Posts on astronomy, news, politics, poetry, lots of crazy humor, health and food.




From Denny: The past month I've been busy rounding up what the readers enjoyed throughout the year on all the blogs. It's amazing what people find intriguing - like the crazy humor post about the sloths over at Dennys Funny Quotes. The sloth post has gone past 30,000 views. People just love the cute little guys in the video. It's for a good cause too - a sloth sanctuary in Costa Rica.

Thanks, all of you, for visiting, commenting, subscribing in feeds and email updates! Your support is much appreciated!

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26 January 2011

Popular Posts 2010 at Dennys Global Politics

Check out some stellar political cartoons chronicling social issues and politics throughout the year, news analysis and opinion.





From Denny:  What a list of news that happened this year! Whew! Sometimes the news and politics were as toxic as the weather - and we all felt like we needed government issue gas masks. Take a look at some of the highlights:

Haiti earthquake
Volcanic eruptions in Iceland and Indonesia
BP Oil Spill Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico (my backyard in Louisiana)
Floods around the world
North Korea threatening to launch nukes
Finally getting the beginnings of a national health bill reform in America - which needs a lot of tinkering to perfect
Another woman appointed to the Supreme Court - not before the GOP humiliated her publicly and drug her through the mud for not being Christian enough - she's Jewish.
WikiLeaks documents released about the Afghan War
Unemployment high around the world like in America and the world economy floundering
Obama's popularity up and down, according to which fool he is listening to as the It Advisor Of The Moment.
The Republicans marching goose step as The Party of No Conscience, No Sense and Don't Care About the Middle Class


Popular Posts 2009 at Dennys Global Politics





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Rob Rogers



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Sellout Obama and Bush Tax Cuts Firestorm Angers America

World Politics: Funny WikiLeaks Cartoons

Political Cartoons: American and World Politics - 4 Dec 2010

Obama Presidency: Dead On Arrival in 2012?

North Korea Throws Dangerous Temper Tantrum: Why?

American and World Politics Cartoons - 27 Nov 2010 - Lots to lampoon this week for cartoonists as they poke fun at crazy North Korea, the buffoon of the world.

American and World Politics Humor - 20 Nov 2010 - Check out the national mind and the national conversation about politics and American culture this week from our favorite cartoonists.

TSA Pat Downs: PC Sexual Assault? - Furor over invasive sexual airport security measures has thousands across the country furious at the groping.

Funny Thanksgiving Quotes, Video, Cartoons and Food Posts

Funny Thanksgiving Presidential Pardon 4 Turkeys Apple and Cider

Taiwans Whale-Sized Skimmer to Gulf Coast Rescue, Obama Ranked High as 15th Prez - News Headlines 2 July 2010 - Behemoth sized skimmer ship created just for oil spill clean up is impressive. Check out Obama's rankings compared to past presidents.

American and World Politics Cartoons - 3 July 2010 - Check out the latest suspects this week in the world of politics who qualify for the Bozo Sapien Award!

Kagan Takes Hits From GOP For Not Being Christian Enough - News Headlines 1 July 2010 - Greed Over Principle Republicans scorn Elena Kagan for being a Jew at Supreme Court nominee hearings.


Nick Anderson




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Obamas Oval Office Speech, CEO Weigh in on Obama, Reality of BPs $20 Billion Escrow - News Headlines 16 June 2010 - Hold on to your hats getting happy about this $20 billion from BP. They have some tricks up their sleeves to avoid paying it out in a timely fashion.

Spies Among Us, Scumbag Congress Denies Food to Children of Unemployed - News Headlines 29 June 2010 - Spies play games in America and scumbag Congress denies extension of unemployment benefits to desperate jobless in America.

Why Not to Nuke the Oil Spill, Israels International Mess - News Headlines 2 June 2010 - Read why not to nuke the Gulf oil spill and the many sides of the Israeli raid issue.

Obamas Oval Office Speech, CEO Weigh in on Obama, Reality of BPs $20 Billion Escrow - News Headlines 16 June 2010

American and World Politics Cartoons - 12 June 2010 - And this crazy world goes round and round from politics. Check out the world cup soccer cartoons!

Krewe of Dead Pelicans BP Protest Parade, Oil Spill Stories - News Headlines 8 June 2010

World Idiots: Israel Gaza Raid Mess, North Korea Cartoons - 5 June 2010

BP On Hook for $75 Billion in Claims, 1-Man Mission American Ninja Faulkner Hunts bin Laden, News Headlines 15 June 2010 - New Federal Reserve rules to protect consumers on credit cards, new larger estimate for oil gushing in the Gulf, Bloody Sunday apology from Britain PM

BP Nightmare Well, Congress Ready to Nail BP, Kennedy FBI Docs, Obama Gets Oil Spill Help - News Headlines 14 June 2010 - Assassination attempts on Ted Kennedy recorded by the FBI. Congress gets ready to nail BP to the wall this week in hearings. Get a front row seat as it will be rich political theatre.

10 Funny Posts For a Laugh - 23 June 2010








Bill Day




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BP Found Cheating, Auto Dealers Sleazing Public, Voters Oust Porkers, Haiti Charities Stingy - News Headlines 12 May 2010

Sticking It to Iran, Obama and Jobs Creation, Survey Goes Against New Oil Drilling - News Headlines 18 May 2010

American and World Politics Cartoons - 29 May 2010 - Check out funny political opinion from the national cartoonists and what they think about American and world politics.

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American and World Politics Cartoons - 29 May 2010

Russians Say Nuke BP Oil Spill, Hordes Leaving Facebook, Big Business Cheats, Obamas Tax Reform - News Headlines 13 May 2010

Supreme Court Pick Hunt, Dems Whimp Out on Finanacial Fund 4 Reform, How You Get on No-Fly List, Obama Tough on Airlines - News Headlines 5 May 2010












Greek Debt Crisis 4 The World: Political Cartoons 8 May 2010

Russians Say Nuke BP Oil Spill, Hordes Leaving Facebook, Big Business Cheats, Obamas Tax Reform - News Headlines 13 May 2010

America Not Ready 4 Cyberattacks, Pelosi Death Threats, Iraq Violence, Kyrgyzstan Riots, Skinhead Leaves Hate Behind - News Headlines 7 Apr 2010

Goldman Sh--ty Deal Testifies Loud and Clear, Drug Company Pays $500 Billion Fine, How to Detect Liars - News Headlines 27 Apr 2010

BP Oil Spill Gulf Coast Disaster, Employers New Tactics to Fire Employees, Travel Smarter, New PTSD Treatment - News Headlines 30 Apr 2010

America Boycotts Arizona, BP Oil Spill Impacts Wildlife, Enraged Wall Street Protestors, Strange News Stories - News Headlines 29 Apr 2010

Greedy Opportunistic Wall Street: Political Cartoons, Opinion Post - 24 April 2010

BP Oil Spill Gulf Coast Disaster, Employers New Tactics to Fire Employees, Travel Smarter, New PTSD Treatment - News Headlines 30 Apr 2010

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Prez Clinton Versus Violent Wingnuts and Blowhard Limbaugh

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Voters Moon American Politics Polls Say, Bush Years Bad Air Report Released, Throwing Eggs at Ukrainian Politicians - News Headlines 28 Apr 2010

Scumbag Walmart Lawsuit Caught, Scumbag Goldman Sachs Email Guilty, Scumbag GOP Denies Scumbag Reform - News Headlines 26 Apr 2010

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Poison Politics Meet Domestic Terrorists, Volcano Axes Economies, Wall Street War, Octupus Thief - News Headlines 20 Apr 2010

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Posts Roundup at Dennys Blogs - 30 May 2010

Child Porn Social Site Busted - News Headlines 27 May 2010 - International child pedophile ring acting as a sicko social site arrested.

Use NASA 4 Oil Spill Help, Corrupt MMS, Lightning Rod Rahm Emanuel - News Headlines 26 May 2010

Political Cartoons: Local and World Economy - 22 May 2010

Airport Scanners Safety Questioned, Iran Skirts Nuke Sanctions, Sex Criminals Indefinitely Detained - News Headlines 17 May 2010

Actor Kevin Costner Pitches Solution to BP Headache, Intelligence Head Resigns, Why Kagan Elitist Good - News Headlines 20 May 2010

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Hedge Fund Short Selling Caused Market Dive, Cameron New Brit PM, Govt Changes Approach to Oil Oversight - News Headlines 11 May 2010

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Pakistan Trained Bomber, Obamas Workaholic Ways, Catholics Polled About Sex Abuse - News Headlines 4 May 2010

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Clinton Addresses Wingnuts, Wall Street Cries Foul, Radioactive Obama Nominee, Airplanes and Volcanos - News Headlines 16 Apr 2010

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Both Obamas Charm the World, Vatican Squirms, Wall Street Howls Against Reform, Tibet Earthquake - News Headlines 14 Apr 2010

Iran Scientist Defects to America, Obama Issues Sanctions - News Headlines 30 Mar 2010

Hate Groups On the Rampage, Big Banks Skirting the Law - Headlines 29 Mar 2010

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How New Health Law Affects You, Comics Review The News, Tea Party Antics - Headlines 26 Mar 2010

Health Bill Bounces Back to House for Final Push - Headlines 25 Mar 2010

Sweeping Health Care Reform Signed into Law Today, Headlines 23 Mar 2010

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Health Care Reform Resistance, Funny Political Cartoons - 20 Mar 2010

News Headlines Roundup 16 Mar 2010 - Religious Sex Scandals, Scientology Abuses, Lost Shakespeare Found

More Hideous Molestation Sex Scandals - Headlines 24 Mar 2010

Health Care Vote and What You Get, Iraq War Anniversary - News Roundup 21 Mar 2010

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Fleecing America: Political Hypocrites Drenched in Stimulus Money






Senate Parliamentarian Rules Against GOP to Stop Passed Health Care

Cartoonists Cajun Whoop A$$ on Everyone - 40 Funny Political Cartoons - 13 Mar 2010

News Headlines Roundup 10 Mar 2010 - Rep. Patrick Kennedy righteous outburst in House

44 Funny Political Cartoon Strike Outs: Bunning, Health Care, Chile, Toyota

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Update: Republican Senator Flips Off Middle Finger to Families: Takes Food Off Kids Plates

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More Hideous Molestation Sex Scandals - Headlines 24 Mar 2010

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News Headlines Roundup 15 Mar 2010

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Speaker Pelosi Grades the Republicans on Lack of Governing







8.8 Chilean Earthquake 500 Times More Powerful than Haiti

Funny Political Cartoons: Political Olympics, Broken Government, Lampooning Toyota - 27 Feb 2010

Toyota Owner Testifies to Congress, Toyota Prez Pretends Apology, Still No Fixes

Republicans Smash Health Care Summit, Snub Prez Obama

Funny Colbert Interviews Erickson, Head of Conservative RedState.com

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Tepid Blowback of Hamas Leader Assassination

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Funny Faceoff with VPs Biden and Valdamort Cheney

How Wall Street Killed the Middle Class in America





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Obama Fires Back at Republican Unruly Opposition

Editorial Cartoons 2 Jan 2010

How Funny! 10 Banned Overused Buzzwords of 2009

Fun Cartoon Review: Happy New Year!



Popular Posts 2009 at Dennys Global Politics



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19 January 2011

Funny Video: SNL Skit Lampoons Speakers Pelosi and Boehner

Get a grin at the comedy routine of competing House Speakers from both sides of the political aisle. The tough guy GOP Speaker is reduced to tears - by a savvy woman.




From Denny:  Talk about entertaining. In this SNL comedy skit the fake Speaker Pelosi gets back at Speaker Boehner for reducing her gavel down to a teeny weeny pink gavel while he sports a huge honking outsized sledgehammer gavel. She keeps mentioning various situations she knows will make Boehner start his weeping jags for which he is so famously known.

The complete  post, full of funny trivia about the American political gavels in the Senate and the House chambers, is parked over at The Social Poets:

Funny News: Check Out That Huge Honking Political Gavel


SNL Skit: Nancy Pelosi Demonstrates What Makes John Boehner Cry

Comic Kristen Wiig played Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Bill Hader played Speaker Jon Boehner, pretending to be guests on Weekend Update on Saturday Night Live. The skit goes that Nancy presents John with the Speaker's gavel, you know the outgoing Speaker gives over the political symbol of the gavel to the incoming Speaker.

Of course, the fake Boehner decides he will reciprocate a gavel to now Minority Speaker Pelosi, so he gifts her with a teeny, tiny girly pink gavel. Of course, not to be outdone on that one, Nancy makes a decision of her own: She gives John Boehner something to really cry about since weeping is for what he is so famously known. They don't call her Competition Nancy for no reason. Tiny gavel but Big Mind. I want her on my team!






The complete  post, full of funny trivia about the American political gavels in the Senate and the House chambers, is parked over at The Social Poets:

Funny News: Check Out That Huge Honking Political Gavel



Photo of Speakers Pelosi and Boehner by Charles Dharapak from AP images




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15 January 2011

Popular Posts 2010 at Dennys Funny Quotes


The Most Outrageous take home all the toys:  Congrats to Lady Gaga

From Denny: Thanks for all your support this year; your response has been awesome! Total fun ever since I began this crazy blog back in the summer last year. Glad to know there are so many funny peeps out there in virtual land who enjoy a good grin...






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25 Funny Quotes about Jokes and Politics

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Funny Friendship Quotes

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December

Funny Video: WikiLeaks Reveals Santa Naughty List

Funny Christmas Cartoons - Check out the irreverent cartoonist offerings for the holiday season.

Original Christmas Poem Story: The Night Before Christmas - the original and, of course since I'm from Louisiana, the funny Cajun version - and funny Santa cartoons.

Shoveling snow? Protect your back and your heart

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11 January 2011

Most Popular Posts 2010 at The Soul Calendar

Check out the popular science stories this year that fascinated us like the volcanic explosions and earthquakes.



From Denny:  Thanks for all your support this year! What a year of massive planet wide geologic changes: polar glacial ice caps melting rapidly, high scale earthquakes in Haiti, Chile and around the world, volcanoes spewing lava high into the air in Iceland and Indonesia - stopping air travel. It's been a humbling year for the human race on planet Earth. Floods, blizzards, mudslides, oceans rising, the Earth is changing and we are here to witness it.

Just this December we got to see the first lunar eclipse on a Winter Solstice, the first in almost 500 years.  The next one is scheduled for 2094.  Here in my region of the world we experienced the British Petroleum Oil Spill Disaster.  As usual Big Business and the governments like America and Britain have shafted the locals who have gone bankrupt, personal and business.  The millions of barrels of oil still lurks on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico and continues to wash ashore.  There are now light orange alligators found off the coast of Florida.

Here in Louisiana BP's oil spill devastated our fishing industry, killing the oyster beds and safe fishing grounds for everything from shrimp and spillway crawfish to salt water fish.  The fishing industry has declined by 70 percent with no help from BP or our federal government.  Big Business is just plain greedy and refuses to take care of the planet and future generations.

Out of this oil spill disaster has come some interesting ideas of how to clean up future oil spills.  More ideas abound for new types of alternative fuels using the ocean to help produce it.  Humanity can be innovative and creative if we just curb our greed to use our resources faster than we can replace them.

Take a look around.  There are plenty of humor posts too and lots of technology cartoons for a grin.


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04 January 2011

28 Awesome Desktop Calendar Wallpapers

Check out the most interesting offerings from some great designers this year.



From Denny: Smashing Magazine has put out some real beauties for the "calendar challenged" where I culled out the most interesting and beautiful choices. Why print up a calendar  when you can display it on your monitor? Check out just a few of these beauties.

They come in several monitor resolution sizes - and without the calendar - if you just enjoy the photo.  You can even vote for your favorites on the site - which I did.  I figure if someone took the time to create, send, choose, upload and post them then I can vote for the ones I enjoyed the most. :)

The designers hail from countries all over the world:  America, Spain, The Netherlands, Myanmar, India, Nepal, Italy, Portugal, Russia, Poland, Romania, Moldova, England.  Be sure to check out their links as most have links and are some interesting design, illustration, flickr or photography sites.  Enjoy - and be sure to let me know your favorites! :)


*** All of these delightful designs can be found in five resolution sizes, with or without the calendar, at Smashing Magazine:  Desktop Wallpaper Calendar January 2011.


Celebrating 2011

Designed by Tim Fritz from USA.




Frost Bitten - "A collaboration between two sisters. One’s a photographer and the other is a designer." Designed by Denise Johnson and Sharleen Heist from USA.




Quiet Please - Designed by Diana Samoila from Romania.




*** All of these delightful designs can be found in five resolution sizes, with or without the calendar, at Smashing Magazine:  Desktop Wallpaper Calendar January 2011.



Witty graphics and artistic drama

On The Ground - Designed by Nathalie Ouederni from The Netherlands.




Nike - "Happy New Year :)" Designed by Marta Miazek from Poland.




New Year, New Goals - "A New Year means a New Start! Get out and do something this year that impresses yourself." Designed by WaltWinchel from USA.




Creative Chocolate - "January is a very cold month and it’s a perfect season to drink a hot chocolate. Even better if it’s a Creative Chocolate!" Designed by Fabrizio Venanzi from Italy.




A Door to a New Year - Designed by Christine Bradway from USA.





Hello 2011 - "An old rotary phone breaking out of 2 old polaroid photos." Designed by Kristen Cook from USA.



New Decade - "It’s time to welcome New Year’s 2011 – and say a fond goodbye to 2010.New Year is expected to bring good luck and charm for people and this is the reason why everybody love to celebrate it with fun and enjoyment.I designed this wallpaper to welcome the new year and show the Transition between the two years." Designed by Neelam Asrani from India.




New Life - "Forget all bad memories,welcome something new in our lives…" Designed by Nishith from India.




*** All of these delightful designs can be found in five resolution sizes, with or without the calendar, at Smashing Magazine:  Desktop Wallpaper Calendar January 2011.


Life philosophy

Lumanti - "Lumanti is nepali word which means remembrance. Rememberence of year 2010, every small to big things, sadness to happiness, and our every moment of 2010." Designed by Moksha Design Studio from Nepal.




Tsuru - "An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by a crane, such as long life or recovery from illness or injury." Designed by Pedro Nobre from Portugal.




Symbol of Love- "Let the coming new year be a start for One love of the world. Humans across all the countries love each other without any difference. With an open heart stop the wars and welcome peace and love between individuals. The Taj mahal which stands as a symbol of eternal love be taken as an inspiration and join the peace for human." Designed by Mohamed Rafi from India.




*** All of these delightful designs can be found in five resolution sizes, with or without the calendar, at Smashing Magazine:  Desktop Wallpaper Calendar January 2011.


Winter blues

Ice Tree Smashing - Designed by Vlad Gerasimov from Russia.




Silver Winter - Designed by Violeta Dabija from Moldova.




Silent Love - Designed by Han Htut Zaw from Myanmar.




Snowman - "I wanted to convey something wintery, but still joyful, to keep me upbeat when I start up my laptop every chilly morning." Designed by Steph Struthers from USA.




*** All of these delightful designs can be found in five resolution sizes, with or without the calendar, at Smashing Magazine:  Desktop Wallpaper Calendar January 2011.


Hearts and personal

Love out of Focus - Designed by Sara Duan.



Dear Diary - Designed by Maggi Giovanni from Italy.




*** All of these delightful designs can be found in five resolution sizes, with or without the calendar, at Smashing Magazine:  Desktop Wallpaper Calendar January 2011.


*** All of these delightful designs can be found in five resolution sizes, with or without the calendar, at Smashing Magazine:  Desktop Wallpaper Calendar January 2011.


Nature

Another Chance - "Hope for the coming year." Designed by Kellie Gave from USA.




Winter’s Warmth - "Although England’s winter has been very, very cold – it’s also been bright and colourful. I can’t remember seeing so many outrageously “warm” sunsets. Definitely not going to complain. This was actually taken on Christmas Day. Woohoo! Happy 2011 to you all. :) "  Designed by Sasha Bell from England, UK.




Frozen World - "When it is too cold outside you feel like the whole world is frozen…" Designed by Rumena Zlatkova from Bulgaria.




Lost in Winter’s Fog - "One of the most beautiful things about winter is the thick, dense fog we so often get. Sometimes it’s so bad you can’t see 100 yards in front of you. It’s maddening but beautiful at the same time. Happy 2011!" Designed by Olivia Bell from England, UK.




Flowers - "Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard – I am who I am. I am myself.  I don’t want to be anyone else.  I am unique.” –  Designed by Juanita Ooi from London, UK (Originally Malaysia).




Snow Walk - "My dog enjoying the first snowfall at the terrace. After the first walk, she tried to eat the snow." Designed by Luis Herrero Jimenez from Spain.



Treelight - Designed by Nathalie Ouederni from The Netherlands.





Twisted Winter - "A cold, vacant, and erie scene of tangled branches. Enjoy!" Designed by Colin Oakes from Canada.




*** All of these delightful designs can be found in five resolution sizes, with or without the calendar, at Smashing Magazine:  Desktop Wallpaper Calendar January 2011.



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