Union Park Press New England Calendar Series: February Calendar

Late last year, we realized how lucky we were to have access to such beautiful photography of Boston and New England here at Union Park Press.  After all, when you publish books about New England’s historic houses and landscapesGreater Boston’s parks and gardens, and underwater photography from Cape Cod, you are bound to see some spectacular shots.

We wanted to share some of those gorgeous scenes with fellow New England-lovers, and introduced the monthly Union Park Press digital desktop calendar series in October of 2011. We have been thrilled by the response, and have pulled together a great collection of photography to share in 2012.

This month, we have chosen to represent February with a stunning underwater shot from Under Cape Cod Waters. This has been such an odd, snowless winter, that we are ready to just move on already, and fast-forward to the spring and summer on Cape Cod.

Taken by Under Cape Cod Waters author and photographer Ethan Daniels, this gorgeous shot of pink water lilies comes from a chapter called “Freshwater Colors”, where Daniels focuses on the lakes and kettle ponds that dot the Cape.  He says about the lakes:

“Immersed in a virtually weightless universe, disconnected from the world spinning above, one enters another time, another space, and experiences a great discord of color. Vibrant greens and sultry reds of lilies clash in an unruly composition. Sunlight passes through a canopy of lily pads growing on the edge of the water, casting yellow beams through the miniature underwater jungle, illuminating a rich and colorful flora…”

While those lakes and kettle ponds are pretty dormant right about now, it doesn’t mean we can’t start thinking about those beautiful, vibrant colors now! We would also add that Under Cape Cod Waters might just be the perfect mid-winter pick-me-up (or Valentine’s Day gift?) for the Cape Cod lover in your life.

We hope you enjoy this monthly series and that you come back next month to see what we have in store for March.

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.

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