Desktop Delights – August 2021

There have been some wonderful desktops shared this month, so please take a minute or two to take a look at the wonderful desktop delights they’ve shared.

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As has become the norm, the first blogger to share their desktop was Brian with a delightful image of three Rainbow Bee-eaters that he captured around his place. I’ve never seen a Rainbow Bee-eater and was thrilled that Brian shared this photo.

Becky, still recovering from the amazing Tree Squares in July, shared two photos this month. This first, an image of a soaring bird – sadly the focus isn’t good enough for her big screen, hence the second image – a gorgeous summer view somewhere in Hampshire.

Martin shared a (real) image of a Class 66 locomotive 66596 hauling an intermodal service through Ealing Broadway on an overcast, typically English, summer day.  I had to look really close because I can hardly tell Martin’s photos of real-life from the ones he shares from the virtual world. I did spend some time looking at the photo before reading his post and ultimately, the people on the platform gave it away 😊

Cee’s desktop this month is a fabulous, white, wrought iron, penny-farthing pot plant stand. My immediate reaction was “I want one!” – I even have a perfect place in my garden where I can put it and (no doubt) I also have some plants in pots that can decorate it and quickly make it look like it belongs. All in all, I’ve no doubt this image makes a wonderful desktop.

Over at Frost On the Moose Dung, Cathy, who reside in Alaska fell down a few rabbit holes and ended up at my SYD challenge and she shared an image of some gorgeous homemade colour wheels – the result of a ‘short’ art lesson with her children. As it has been her desktop since March, she is looking forward to using this challenge to actually ‘challenge’ herself to change it up each month. Welcome, Cathy.

Self admits to a bit of gratuitous self-promotion with her desktop which is an image of a group of magazines – Self has short stories in all of these literary magazines. I say bring it on, there is nothing wrong with gratuitous self-promotion. Congratulations, Self.

Liz from One Million Photographs also joined in this month sharing an adorable photo of her four-legged, furry friend Wilbur. I have to say Wilbur’s face is absolutely adorable (as I’m sure the rest of him is too). Welcome, Liz. I hope you are able to join the fun again next month.

On a chilly, late winter morning, I got a pingback from Aletta who shared a photo of icy grass. She took the photo on a trip to Swartberg pass near Oudtshoorn, in South Africa. I’m assuming that was not far from where she lives in South Africa but must also add that Aletta’s photo made my bones feel infinitely colder than they actually were.

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Thank you, everyone. I love seeing your desktops and look forward to doing so again next month.

Here’s a reminder of what I have as my desktop this month.

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On September 15, I’ll share the new image on my desktop.

But you don’t have to wait until then.

You can join in anytime.

  1. Share the photo* you have set as your wallpaper;
  2. Provide as little or as much detail as you wish;
  3. Comment on my post for August or use a pingback; and
  4. Share the fun around 🥰
Photo Challenge – Share Your Desktop

* Remember, in the interest of maintaining your personal privacy, please refrain from sharing a screenshot of your desktop and merely share the image you have set as your wallpaper.

The challenge icon can be downloaded here – or here if you’d prefer a smaller fileor here if you would like a copy of the full image used above.

Author: Clare

Ever-expanding one star at a time, my cosmos is a galaxy of thoughts and creativity where you can find poetry, short stories, photography and so much more.

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