With Memorial Day weekend and the first round of cookouts behind us, we are happy to be enjoying these first few weeks of (unofficial) summer.  For New Englanders, the season offers many opportunities for adventure and exploring our own backyards. In New England’s Historic Homes & Gardens, Kim Knox Beckius features several historic sites that are perfect for summer trips, such as Naumkeag in Stockbridge, MA, the subject of our June digital desktop calendar.

The breathtaking image, taken by William H. Johnson, illustrates the best of what New England has to offer. Passed from the hands of Gilded Age architect Stanford White to the innovations of Fletcher Steele, the estate offers art, architecture, and gardens for everyone to enjoy. Owned by Trustees of the Reservations and located in the beautiful Berkshires, Naumkeag is a fantastic summer destination. Plan a visit to the house and surrounding grounds and soak in the sun during the lazy days of summer. This stunning calendar will serve as a wonderful reminder to sit back, relax, and soak in the sun during the lazy days of summer ahead.

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 Naumkeag, order New England’s Historic Homes & Gardens, through our website; online through Amazon or Barnes & Noble; or pick up a copy at the property’s gift shop or 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!