Desktop wallpapers #4

finally, it’s spring. or more like summer, but whatever.

gulls flying
gulls by opwierde
leaves against a blue sky
leaves against a blue sky by bertvthul
blue sky, orange diagonal structure
opposite colours by hakze
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“Beauty is Poland’s winter”

From a 1970s Polish nature journal.

[warning: google translations…yet they can be poetic in their own way]

“Are spruce, children,
sleigh bells,
snow holy night,
clearer from the candles.
Beauty is Poland’s winter.

-Mieczyslaw Jastrun, Tale of Our Land (fragment)”

“the mountain mist crawled. Pregnant clouds rain down […] August.
Gray fumes cling to steep slopes. Light clouds floated
airily to the winds, which smoked the white clouds of steam as the tops of volcanoes …

And somewhere behind the mist reverberating from afar – pathetic (?) deer roar and hum eagerly advances in the gulf stream.
Fearless was grazing, releasing the occasional thick grunts, not a challenge to
fight the unworthy, but rather a warning to them, and there resides the Lord of the forest, crowned
in a wonderful wreath of twenty branches…

-Julian Ejsmond, In the forest”

Desktop wallpapers #3

I guess it could be somewhat offensive to the photographers that I’m recommending their images as desktop wallpaper.  But it just means I think it’s a great photo!  If I had money and owned a house I would recommend photographs I like as “things to buy prints of and frame” but until then my computers have the only walls I’m allowed to wallpaper.   Even so, I will change the name of these posts from now on.

red maple leaves with blurry bg
"autumn leaves" by user Nossirom on sxc.hu
orange and yellow squiggly lights on dark background
"light" by user hoener on sxc.hu
starry sky over mt. rainier
"A Night at Mt. Rainier" by user Cap'n Surly on Flickr

The stars in that last image are really amazing.  I recommend other photos in “Cap’n Surly’s” stream as well. Very dramatic! There’s also some silhouettes of horses, which turn out to be a monument that I’ve never heard of despite living in Washington and visiting various points along the Columbia river.  I need to see this someday.