Jan_2013_1920X1200When most people think of the Boston Harbor Islands, they envision summer days spent exploring the old forts and lighthouses that the islands house, kayaking along the shorelines, and family picnics among the flora and wildlife. But when the weather turns cold and the snow begins to fall, these Boston gems don’t close down entirely. In fact, winter is one of the most beautiful times of the year to visit them, which is why we decided to kick off 2013 with this stunning image of taken on Little Brewster Island in the winter.

If you’re looking to take advantage of the islands this season, check out our recent blog post, which highlights the many activities and island cruises happening now. You can also visit the Boston Harbor Island Alliance website for more information. Happy exploring – and don’t forget to bundle up!

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, Pinterest 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.

To learn more about the islands, order Discovering the Boston Harbor Islands through our website; online through Amazon or Barnes & Noble; or pick up a copy at your local bookstore. If your favorite shop doesn’t have it in stock, just ask—they’ll be happy to order it for you!