Can you feel it? Summer is just around the corner, and we’re already itching to get down to the Cape. Soon enough, we will be among the crowds heading toward the bridges, anticipating weekends full of sun, sand, and fried seafood platters. Before Memorial Day, Cape Cod is still pretty quiet, emerging from off-season hibernation. As restaurants, shops and summer cottages begin to throw open their shutters, natural Cape Cod is also waking up. By late spring, flowering shrubs and wildflowers dot the dunes, the wetlands come alive with color, and kettle ponds are abuzz with fresh flora, fauna and wildlife galore.
To represent the month of May, we decided to share one of our all-time favorite photographs. Taken by Ethan Daniels, author of Under Cape Cod Waters, this beautiful shot shows a blooming water lily pushing through the surface of a pond located on the Outer Cape. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
How to set this image as your Desktop Background
- Download this for your desktop screen in resolutions of 1280 x 800 (small), 1440 x 900 (medium), or 1920 x 1200 (large), based on the size of your screen.
- Right-click (or ctrl-click for some Mac users) on the image, and chose the option that says, “Set as Desktop Background”, “Use as Desktop Picture”, — the exact wording will depend on the browser you use.
- If the image does not fit your desktop background neatly, you may have to go to your preference screen (on a Mac: System Preferences > Desktop & Screen Saver > Desktop; on Windows: Control Panel > Display > Desktop) and choose “Fit to screen” as the display mode of your background image.
- Voila! You have a beautiful, seasonal desktop calendar to keep you on track all month long.
About the Union Park Press Calendar Series
When you publish books about arts, history, and culture of Boston and New England, you are bound to see some spectacular photography. It’s our goal to share some of those gorgeous scenes with fellow New England-lovers through our books, our blog, and now through our monthly Union Park Press digital desktop calendar series! We hope you enjoy and return each month for a new beautiful calendar.