As a little bonus for my friends and followers every month I provide a free image for use as your desktop background wallpaper on your computer. Each beautiful photo is a picture that I have created and it always includes a calendar overlay for the month. I know that I’m always looking for a calendar and having one on my desktop is very convenient!
This months wallpaper image comes from the prairies east of Calgary. I haven’t spent a lot of time out there recently, but for several years I drove the dirt roads that criss-cross through the prairie farm fields on an almost daily basis. I spent many hours searching for migratory birds and wild animals, and of course looking for beautiful landscapes.
We took a family trip to the prairie to create a family portrait for our annual Christmas cards. I didn’t have a firm idea in mind as to what I was looking for other than that I wanted to do something on the prairie, maybe making use of a big bale of hay, an old barn, or a grain bin. Something like that anyway. So we drove around to see what we could find. It was a fun time and although my kids were pretty goofy the whole time we managed to get a few usable portraits. It’s much harder to photograph my own family than it is to do other families!
While we were out I also found this beautiful prairie landscape that I had to capture. It was a wonderfully warm day today and the sky and clouds were lovely. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do!
To install the image as your desktop background, simply click on the link below that corresponds to the file resolution you would like to use. When the larger image appears in your browser window right-click on the picture and select “Set as Desktop Background…”.
For some browsers (Google Chrome for sure) you may have to choose “Save As…” to copy the image to your desktop first. You can then right-click on the file on your desktop and choose “Set as Desktop Background…”.