Happy April!

To celebrate all that is early spring, we have chosen to share this beautiful image of the Henry Whitfield House in Guilford, Connecticut. Built in the 17th century, the Whitfield House (or the “Old Stone” house) is the earliest existing house in the state. With the building’s steeply pitched shingled roof as the backdrop, the young green leaves in the forefront truly steal the show. As our crazy New England weather rockets back and forth between 80 degree days and chilly nights that threaten a deep freeze, we learn to appreciate the delicate nature of early spring.

Taken by William H. Johnson, the photograph was first featured in New England’s Historic Homes & Gardens by Kim Knox Beckius. The book, which features 36 of the region’s most influential and picturesque homes, is packed with gorgeous images that bring each of these unique sites to life.  The combination of compelling stories, beautiful photography and travel inspiration makes this book a perfect springtime gift for history buffs and garden lovers alike.

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.