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June Breeze Jigsaw Puzzle by Jonathan Green

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Looking as if she is floating in the clouds, a young woman wearing pearls and an expansive woven sun hat is the subject of the original painting, June Breeze, by South Carolina artist Jonathan Green and transformed here into a 1,000-piece June Breeze jigsaw puzzle. The young woman in the painting seems as mysterious as she is elegant. Looking away from the painter toward something only she can see, she wears a white dress with puffed tulle sleeves and a billowing strand of tulle decorates her large woven reed hat. The result is a painting that is both beautiful and enigmatic. Though the expanses of white may make this a more challenging jigsaw puzzle to complete, the result will surely reward the effort in the working of it.
• Artist: Jonathan Green
• 1,000 piece puzzle
• Finished size: 19 by 26 inches
• Made in America
• Published by Tide-mark © 2022

Nina Simone Jigsaw Puzzle by Jonathan Green

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Celebrate all that jazz with singer, songwriter, pianist and civil rights advocate Nina Simone who is the focus of this vivid painting by artist Jonathan Green. Now the original painting has been transformed into an exciting 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle for you to work and enjoy. The Nina Simone jigsaw puzzle is made in America.

| 1,000 pieces | Finished size: 19 by 26 inches | Artist: Jonathan Green | Published by Tide-mark Press © 2022

Contemplation Jigsaw Puzzle by Jonathan Green

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Wearing a flowing white dress, a woman looks out toward the ocean as she prepares for a picnic beside the sea, in the Contemplation jigsaw puzzle adapted from an original painting by South Carolina artist Jonathan Green. The artist invites us, as viewers, to share the wonderful view of the sea and the sky along with the picnicker in this  inviting painting that has been reimagined as a 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle. The finished size is 19 by 26 inches. This puzzle is made in America.

| 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle | Finished size: 19 by 26 inches | Artist: Jonathan Green | Published by Tide-mark © 2022

Communal Jigsaw Puzzle by Jonathan Green

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A celebration is about to begin in the Communal jigsaw puzzle as visitors gather at a traditional Gullah home in this painting by South Carolina artist Jonathan Green. The painting has been reimagined as a 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle. The finished size is 19 by 26 inches. This puzzle is made in America.

Communal Jigsaw Puzzle | 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle | Finished size: 19 by 26 inches | Artist: Jonathan Green | Made in America | Published by Tide-mark © 2022

Distant Thoughts Jigsaw Puzzle by Jonathan Green

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Distant Thoughts Jigsaw Puzzle pictures a dappled sky, and a young woman, whose thoughts are apparently far away, wearing a billowing, golden dress, and an expansive hat decorated with a flowing green scarf marked with orange polkadots. These elements come together to make this wonderful painting by Jonathan Green an appealing 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle. The finished size measures 19 by 26 inches. The puzzle is made in America.

| 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle | Finished size: 19 by 26 inches | Artist: Jonathan Green | Made in America | Published by Tide-mark © 2022

Yosemite National Park 2025 Calendar

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John Muir lived in the Yosemite Valley, what would become Yosemite National Park, from 1868 to 1873. The attention he won for Yosemite ensured its place as a National Park. Muir wrote, “Nowhere will you see the majestic operations of nature more clearly revealed beside the frailest, most gentle and peaceful things.” The Yosemite National Park 2025 calendar lets you share the spirit of awe Muir felt so clearly almost 150 years ago.

This 2025 monthly wall calendar features: Large blocks for notes | Superb printing quality | Heavy 100-pound paper | Deluxe 11- by 14-inch size

Yosemite places featured in this edition include:
~ Windswept snow on frozen Tenaya Lake

~ Majestic and thunderous Bridalveil Fall

~ Yosemite’s remote northern backcountry

~ Vernal Fall on the Merced River

~ Tuolumne River in Yosemite

~ Merced Lake in the high sierra

~ Alpenglow lights the granite dome at Smedburg Lake, Yosemite wilderness

~ Yosemite’s iconic Half Dome

~ Peaks Mount Dana and Mount Gibbs in the Yosemite high country

~ The granite pinnacle of Cathedral Peak above the Tuolumne River

~ Autumn color frames Yosemite Falls, the highest in the park at 2,425 feet

~ The waters of Yosemite Creek crashing down Lower Yosemite Fall

 

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Warbirds 2025 Wall Calendar

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Warbirds 2025 calendar features innovative airpower from WWII to contemporary jet power. Aircraft pictured range from the America’s B17 bomber and the belated Messerschmitt Me262, to the RAF Tornado and the U.S.A.F. F86. Don’t miss the action in the air!This 2025 monthly wall calendar features: Large blocks for notes | Superb printing quality | Heavy 100-pound paper | Deluxe 11- by 14-inch size
Aircraft and events featured in this edition include:

√ B17s of the 381st Bomber Group position themselves to make their final turns on the approach for their base at Ridgewell in East Anglia. Fine weather welcomes the returning crews at the conclusion of another day’s operations during World War II. There will be some time to relax, just a little, after about eight hours of combat flying.

√ The Hawker Hunter is a truly worthy successor of the fighter icons of the Royal Air Force in WW II. The airplane served in all areas of the world in a variety of roles. Some 2,000 examples of this elegant aircraft were built and supplied to no less than 13 different air forces throughout the world. This still operational example is in the livery of the RAF Farnborough detachment.

√ Designed in the early 1950s as a universal military transport, the Hercules C130 has proven to be a quite remarkable “jack of all trades.” Operated by more than 70 different countries’ air arms and still in production after 60 years, the Hercules is the most widely used military aircraft in history. Of particular value in limited war situations such as Vietnam and Afghanistan, the C130 is one of the first aircraft to appear in any conflict situation. It is seen here in typical “in trail” mode as flown by U.S. forces in recent conflicts.

√ The T33, shown here, was part of the United States air show team during the mid- to late- 1950s when it was deployed as a VIP and press aircraft. Although now retired from the team, this T33, resplendent in the 1950s team colours, was seen a few years ago at several American air shows.

√ Fortunately for the Allied war effort the Messerschmitt Me262 was late in arriving at Luftwaffe squadrons. In the latter stages of WW II, however, the jet fighter proved a powerful adversary with much superior speed and the considerable striking power of four 30mm cannons. Seen here punching up through the cloud layer attempting to gain the “perch” position —above, behind and up-sun— on the B17 formation about to arrive. The perfect position for interception.

√ The realities of jet air combat became very apparent during the Korean War when U.S. Air Force planes tangled with equivalent adversaries in Soviet Mig-series warplanes. Reacting to this challenge, the U.S.A.F. set up an intensive and aggressive training routine at Ellis Air Force Base. The F86 was at the early forefront of this training and this pair in formation is an example of the professional airmanship achieved.

√ The appearance of the Focke Wulf FW 190 in the summer of 1941 came as a considerable surprise to RAF fighter squadrons. Since their success in the Battle of Britain in September 1940, the Spitfire had enjoyed a fair measure of air superiority in the skies over northern France. With greater speed, maneuverability, and much heavier firing punch—two 23mm and two 20mm cannons— the FW 190 easily outclassed the current Spitfire Marks and turned the tables with a vengeance. In early 1942 a somewhat confused Luftwaffe pilot landed the latest version of the FW 190 at a southern England base, having mistaken it for Holland. The design secrets thus revealed, the later Spitfire Marks began to challenge the FW 190.

√ Celebrating the service of Polish World War II ace Ludwik Paszkiewicz, this Mig29 is an outstanding example of ‘nose’ art. Paszkiewicz made his way to the United Kingdom in June 1940 and became part of the Polish Squadron (330) which gave such sterling service at that time and was immortalised in the Battle of Britain film. Falling in combat on September 27, 1940, it is fitting that there is currently such an elegant memorial to his service.

√ Originally destined for the Chinese Air Force, this P40 Warhawk was diverted to the U.S. 5th Air Force in the Pacific and assigned to the 7th Fighter Squadron. After retiring, the plane passed through several hands in Australia and was eventually restored to flying condition in 2002. Now owned by a French group, the P40 has appeared at various air shows since 2008. Immaculately finished in the colours of the 7th Fighter Squadron of the WW II period, the P40 is a magnificent reminder of the iconic P40 series. The 7th Fighter Squadron is still in service flying F22 Raptors— just a wee bit different! The image shows a group of 7th Squadron P40s on patrol in the Pacific area.

√ The 57th Fighter Group was stationed in Italy from 1944 to 1945. The 57th’s P47 Thunderbolts covered Alpine passes to ensure that the 20divisions of Axis troops in Italy could not make their way to fight in Europe. As the bar room song of the day had it, they were ”…skimmin’ the ridges to plaster the bridges,” and they did so most effectively. With virtually no air opposition, the 57th flew more than 38,000 air-to-ground sorties. including the Battle of the Brenner Pass – the source for this image. Intense flak from supporting German ground forces, however, inflicted significant losses on the 57th. The unsung heroes of the 64th, 65th and 66th Fighter Squadrons comprised the 57th Fighter Group.

√ A Royal Air Force Tornado flies through the Welsh low-level training area, known as the Mach loop. The area is used by all types of aircraft from many nations and affords superlative views of real low-level flying. The photographers are well known to the aircrew and are often recognised by a wave salute as they sweep past. Where low is low.

√ Developed from the Su17, the Russian Su22 is the export version of this formidable ground attack aircraft that carries the NATO code-name Fitter. An early example of swing-wing technology, the Su22 served with many air forces and is still current with the Polish Air Force. Lately Poland decided to retain the Su22 for at least a further three years as it is easier to maintain than their Mig29s and F16s. With more than 2,800 of the various types built, the SU22 is a real Cold War survivor.

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Volcano 2025 Calendar

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The Volcano 2025 calendar features images by Brad White who travels around the world taking the hottest pictures anywhere. His remarkable photographs from inside volcanos take you as close to the fiery lava as it is possible to be without being broiled alive. No fire-proof suit needed here, just join the adventure.

This 2025 wall calendar features: Large blocks for notes | Superb printing quality | Heavy 100-pound paper | Deluxe 11- by 14-inch size

Photographs featured in the calendar include:

√ The eastern rim of the Marum crater (4,377 feet) overlooks the lava lake 1,000 feet below. This shot is special because the crater— formerly the main vent of the shield volcano Ambrym, an island in the archipelago of Vanuatu—collapsed during an eruption and no longer exists. When active, the lava lake pumped out a continuous stream of sulphur dioxide (SO2) gas and aerosols of sulphuric acid which, when mixed with moisture, created acid rain that caused considerable crop damage on the island. On the lower right is the main ledge halfway down the crater wall where we would rest before abseiling the final section to the crater floor. It was a dangerous descent as each movement down the crater wall could cause rocks to dislodge. Besides the danger of being struck and injured, the falling rocks could also cut the lines that we depended on to safely get down and then back out of the crater.

√ During earlier trips to Marum, I noticed an area inside the crater where I could get a shot that lined up the lava lake with one of our team members for scale. It was a very narrow ledge about 300 feet down the northern wall. Even though there was a vertical drop of 600 feet, the ledge became both a testing and training area for us using the gear we were taking inside. We found that wearing the heat-proximity suit severely limited our visibility and maneuverability,
so it was only worn closer to the lava lake’s edge. What makes the images of Marum even more special, is that the lava lake no longer exists because a volcanic event blocked the magma chamber and covered the area in rockfall.

√ Inside the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is Nyiragongo, one of the world’s largest craters at about 4,000 ft wide. The lava lake, which has been continuously erupting since 1971 is about 2,600 feet inside the crater. I have made this descent twice, using static lines set down the three distinct sections of the crater wall to the crater floor. There is an amazing sense of wonder when staring up from the bottom of a 2,600-foot-tall bowl of rock. It made me realise just how small and inconsequential we are when compared to the power of the Earth.

√ I took this image during the first of my 25 descents to the Marum lava lake. I was waiting halfway up the crater wall to avoid being hit by falling rocks from a team member making his ascent. Sitting on a small ledge 150 feet above the lava lake, I started to personify the shapes in the crater wall opposite me and made out a face with horns. Local village chiefs spoke about the black magic associated with Ambrym Island. The volcano was described as a great aunt that
visitors should be careful of visiting as she’ll be obligated to visit you later. This, of course refers to volcanic activity, such as ash fall or acid rain falling on the village and destroying its crops.

√ The cooling crust of the lava within Nyiragongo contrasts with the freshly exposed magma boiling underneath. Nyiragongo is considered one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world because of its particularly fast-moving lava. It can flow more than 60 miles per hour due to the high silica content of the magma and has caused several deaths in the city of Goma 7.5 miles away.

√ A close-up image, taken from the edge of the Nyiragongo lava lake, 2,600 feet inside the crater, shows the texture created by cooling lava. During my second visit to Goma, our team, which included a volcanologist from the local observatory, who had assistance from the United Nations to fly us to the summit. Each attempt was hampered by white-out conditions that prevented us landing safely, so we hired 50 local porters to carry the tonne of supplies and equipment we needed and trekked the six hours by foot to the top.

√ The immense scale of Nyiragongo is illustrated by a team member surveying the condition of the lava lake. During a previous eruption in 2002, 40 percent of the nearest city was destroyed and more than 120,000 people were made homeless. During the second ascent out of the crater, a rock was dislodged high up hurtling towards me. It hit and damaged the metal drinking bottle attached to my harness, missing my thigh by inches. Had I been struck, it could have shattered my femur causing life threatening injuries.

√ To reach the continuously erupting volcano Batutara in Indonesia, you fly into Bali, then across the islands to Lembeta, before hitching a ride on a fishing trawler. Our team stayed on the island for two nights, camping at the high-tide mark of the beach just under 3,000 feet from the eruptions. Each eruption could be felt and sounded like a freight train rumbling by only a yard away. There are 150 volcanoes in Indonesia, and 76 are still active. Because Indonesia sits at the convergence of several major tectonic plates, there is intense geological activity over the subduction zone.

√ Basaltic magma is ejected out of Batatara during a stombolian eruption. The volcano is a small island just under two miles wide and pyroclasts eject violently from the main vent during regular and intermitent eruptions that have lasted more than eight years. The summit of the strato-volcano juts out of the Flores Sea and sits 31 miles from Lembata, a regency in Indonesia. A steep bank cuts across the eastern part from the summit down to the sea. If boats get too close, they run the risk of being struck by lava bombs hurtling down the side.

√ The alkaline lava erupted by Nyiragongo has an extremely low viscosity, making it almost as fluid as water. Alkaline lava has a melting temperature of more than 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The fluidity and extreme temperature of Nyiragongo’s lava make for a particularly deadly combination.

√ A team member stands as close as humanly possible to the lava lake while wearing a heat suit during our first successful descent, where both of us made it to the crater floor. I took this image from the halfway point to get the compression needed to bring all the elements together. Marum was a special place for me and our team. Numerous attempts had been made to safely get to the crater floor and out again. Each trip our team found better ways of getting access as well as learning better and safer routes inside the crater. We needed to lay about 1,000 feet of climbing rope to gain access, including drilling rock bolts into the dense basalt rock at the halfway point. As I made this photograph, I could hear the continuous high pitch noise from the air tanks warning that the supply of cool air was nearly depleted.

√ The eruptions at Batutara were like clockwork, every 15 minutes large ash clouds, pyroclastic flow and lava bombs would eject violently from the vent. During the last morning of our three-day expedition, we packed up camp on the uninhabited island and headed to the bay for pick up. While waiting for my turn to be rowed out to the fishing boat, Batutara erupted again, allowing me time to photograph the early morning light illuminating the gas cloud.

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