Although we were wishing for 12 months of Bend firefighters, in a pinch these calendars will keep you delighted for 2015.
Both in full size and mini (because they are puppies, after all), the Underwater Puppies calendar has the look of Nirvana's Nevermind album; adorable and funny! Although every picture is essentially the same—a heart-melting puppy submerged in turquoise water, paws flailing—somehow each month is uniquely cute.
Sure, cat videos are silly and addictive, but somehow these static pictures of cats—well, kittens really—doing nothing but napping are fixating. Photographer Dan Borris also produces a "Cat Yoga" calendar.
Oregon Natural Desert Association
With elegant pictures of velvety skies and coarse orange canyons, the Oregon Natural Desert Association calendar is a beautiful collection of Oregon landscapes east of the Cascades. Available at ONDA (50 SW Bond St.) or online at onda.org/get-involved/wild-desert-calendar-1. $15.
For the past decade, this Eugene-based company has been producing borderline un-politically correct calendars with busty women out fishing in their bikinis; pretty much exactly as the name says, "Women in Waders." Order at womeninwaders.com or 541-998-1147, $13.95