October desktop calendar is ready to download

2017 - 10 - October - tinified
Well, we made it to October! But what a wild ride it's been. We just completed one of the hottest and driest summers on record around here, and yet by looking at total rainfall for the past year, it was nearly a record *wet* year! Guess we can chalk that up to an unusually wet spring. Then September brought both unseasonably hot temperatures as well as lower-than-unusual lows. Now that it's October, am I crazy to hope that things might straighten out and be "normal" for a while? (Whatever THAT is, anymore....) I'm not *quite* ready to dive into winter just yet!
 
My monthly desktop wallpaper background not only offers you a pretty seasonal picture for your computer monitor, but also includes a handy monthly calendar and serves as a cheat sheet reference to websites you may want to know about and visit.  And it's even FREE to download and install, so please don't hesitate to share this page with your friends and family.
 
 
You'll probably want to consult your own computer operating system's installation instructions, but installing the background image on my Windows 10 system takes just 3 quick steps - and  less than a minute. It's super-duper easy-peasy!
  1. I download and save the image to my computer - from the link just above that starts with "Click HERE". (NOT from the picture that appears at the top!)  TIP:  To "download" the full-resolution image once it's open (from Google Drive where it's stored), I click on the downward-pointing arrow. THAT is what actually begins the download process to my computer.
  2. Once the file has been downloaded, named and saved to my computer's hard drive, I open it. 
  3. Then I right-click on the image and select "Set as" > "Set as Background"..... then right-click again and select "Set as" > "Set as Lock screen". And poof! That's all there is to it! (For convenience, I install this on both my desktop system as well as my laptop.)
And in case you may have an operating system OTHER than Windows 10, these tips may help with installation:
  1. Windows 10, 8.1 or 7: http://www.digitalcitizen.life/how-customize-desktop-background-windows 
  2. Apple Mac: http://www.wikihow.com/Change-the-Desktop-Background-on-an-Apple-Macintosh-Computer 
 
Finally, please keep in mind that the format of my monthly picture is designed for most modern-day 16:9 monitors (common format for monitors and HD TV's since about 2009), oriented in landscape format. (1920 x 1080 pixels.) If you're working with an older monitor (one that is more square-ish in format), or your monitor is set up in portrait format, the picture will probably not work for you. Sorry 'bout that.

September desktop calendar is ready to download

 
Ahh.... September! The traditional back-to-school month, although it seems plenty of schools are opening earlier than that these days. But I always look at September with mixed emotions: by this time of year I am SO ready for the heat to ease up and I look forward to the crisp mornings, and yet I am also sad to realize the days are rapidly growing shorter and winter is not that far behind.

My monthly desktop wallpaper background not only offers you a pretty seasonal picture for your computer monitor, but also includes a handy monthly calendar and serves as a cheat sheet reference to websites you may want to know about and visit.  And it's even FREE to download and install, so please don't hesitate to share this page with your friends and family.

Click HERE to download your FREE background & calendar.

You'll probably want to consult your own computer operating system's installation instructions, but installing the background image on my Windows 10 system takes just 3 quick steps - and  less than a minute. It's super-duper easy-peasy!

  1. I download and save the image to my computer - from the link just above that starts with "Click HERE". (NOT from the picture that appears at the top!)  TIP:  To "download" the full-resolution image once it's open (from Google Drive where it's stored), I click on the downward-pointing arrow. THAT is what actually begins the download process to my computer.
  2. Once the file has been downloaded, named and saved to my computer's hard drive, I open it. 
  3. Then I right-click on the image and select "Set as" > "Set as Background"..... then right-click again and select "Set as" > "Set as Lock screen". And poof! That's all there is to it! (For convenience, I install this on both my desktop system as well as my laptop.)

And in case you may have an operating system OTHER than Windows 10, these tips may help with installation:

Finally, please keep in mind that the format of my monthly picture is designed for most modern-day 16:9 monitors (common format for monitors and HD TV's since about 2009), oriented in landscape format. (1920 x 1080 pixels.) If you're working with an older monitor (one that is more square-ish in format), or your monitor is set up in portrait format, the picture will probably not work for you. Sorry 'bout that.


August's desktop background & calendar - ready to download

2017 - 8 - August - tinified
My monthly desktop wallpaper background not only offers you a pretty seasonal picture for your computer monitor, but also includes a handy monthly calendar and serves as a cheat sheet reference to websites you may want to know about and visit.  And it's even FREE to download and install, so please don't hesitate to share this page with your friends and family.

Click HERE to download your FREE background & calendar.

You'll probably want to consult your own computer operating system's installation instructions, but installing the background image on my Windows 10 system takes just 3 quick steps - and  less than a minute. It's super-duper easy-peasy!

  1. I download and save the image to my computer - from the link just above that starts with "Click HERE". (NOT from the picture that appears at the top!)  TIP:  To "download" the full-resolution image once it's open (from Google Drive where it's stored), I click on the downward-pointing arrow. THAT is what actually begins the download process to my computer.
  2. Once the file has been downloaded, named and saved to my computer's hard drive, I open it. 
  3. Then I right-click on the image and select "Set as" > "Set as Background"..... then right-click again and select "Set as" > "Set as Lock screen". And poof! That's all there is to it! (For convenience, I install this on both my desktop system as well as my laptop.)

And in case you may have an operating system OTHER than Windows 10, these tips may help with installation:

Finally, please keep in mind that the format of my monthly picture is designed for most modern-day 16:9 monitors (common format for monitors and HD TV's since about 2009), oriented in landscape format. If you're working with an older monitor (one that is more square-ish in format), or your monitor is set up in portrait format, the picture will probably not work for you. Sorry 'bout that.


July's monitor background & calendar are ready to download and install

So what says "July" in the US more than watermelon and red, white & blue?!?
 
I hope this image on your monitor will make you smile, remind you to stay hydrated, and offer a moment of refreshment during the long hot days that will soon be upon us. 
 
Wishing you a fabulous 4th! Be safe and enjoy your month!
 
2017 - 7 - July - tinified
My monthly desktop wallpaper background not only offers you a pretty seasonal picture for your computer monitor, but also includes a handy monthly calendar and serves as a cheat sheet reference to websites you may want to know about and visit. And it's even FREE to download and install, so please don't hesitate to share this page with your friends and family.

Click HERE to download your FREE background & monthly calendar.

You'll probably want to consult your own computer operating system's installation instructions, but installing the background image on my Windows 10 system takes just 3 quick steps - and  less than a minute. It's super-duper easy-peasy!

  1. I download and save the image to my computer - from the link just above that starts with "Click HERE". (NOT from the picture that appears at the top!)  TIP:  To "download" the full-resolution image once it's open (from Google Drive where it's stored), I click on the downward-pointing arrow. THAT is what actually begins the download process to my computer.
  2. Once the file has been downloaded, named and saved to my computer's hard drive, I open it. 
  3. Then I right-click on the image and select "Set as" > "Set as Background"...... then (optionally) right-click again and select "Set as" > "Set as Lock screen". And poof! That's all there is to it! (For convenience, I install this on both my desktop system as well as my laptop.)

And in case you may have an operating system OTHER than Windows 10, these tips may help with installation:

Finally, please keep in mind that the format of my monthly picture is designed for most modern-day 16:9 monitors (common format for monitors and HD TV's since about 2009), oriented in landscape format. If you're working with an older monitor (one that is more square-ish in format), or your monitor is set up in portrait format, the picture will probably not work for you. Sorry 'bout that.


June's desktop background & calendar is ready to download

Strawberries! I love 'em! And that's what comes to mind when I think of June. I planted a crate-ful a couple weeks ago on my balcony and I've even harvested a half-dozen already..... although they're very itsy-bitsy. I know that many people advise picking off the flowers the first year in favor of larger berries the 2nd year, but given that I can't keep mine alive over the winter, that seems self-defeating. So I'll just fertilize liberally (organically), and take whatever I can get. This month's background/calendar is a tribute to my favorite seasonal berries.

2017 - 6 - June - tinified

My monthly desktop wallpaper background not only offers you a pretty seasonal picture for your computer monitor, but also includes a handy monthly calendar and serves as a cheat sheet to websites you'll  frequently want to know about and visit. 

Click here to download your FREE background & calendar.

You'll probably want to consult your own computer operating system's installation instructions, but installing the background image on my Windows 10 system takes just 3 quick steps - and  less than a minute. It's super-duper easy-peasy!

  1. I download and save the image to my computer - from the link just above that starts with "Click HERE". (NOT from the picture that appears at the top!)  TIP:  To "download" the full-resolution image once it's open (from Google Drive where it's stored), I click on the downward-pointing arrow. THAT is what actually begins the download process to my computer.
  2. Once the file has been downloaded, named and saved to my computer's hard drive, I open it. 
  3. Then I right-click on the image and select "Set as", then "Set as Background". And poof! That's all there is to it! (For convenience, I install this on both my desktop system as well as my laptop.)

And in case you may have an operating system OTHER than Windows 10, these tips may help with installation:

Finally, please keep in mind that the format of my monthly picture is designed for most modern-day 16:9 monitors (common format for monitors and HD TV's since about 2009), oriented in landscape format. If you're working with an older monitor (one that is more square-ish in format), or your monitor is set up in portrait format, the picture will probably not work for you. Sorry 'bout that.


May's monitor background/calendar is ready to download

Hey! It's May! And it's even sunny! (Well, at least at the moment I'm writing this, anyway.) After a mighty chilly and wet and gloomy April around here (which followed a cold and gloomy March), I'm certainly looking forward to May. And really hoping that that ol' saying "April showers bring May flowers" will prove the wait was worth it. I'm SO ready for flowers! Including lilacs!

 

2017 - 5 - May - tinified

My monthly desktop wallpaper background not only offers you a pretty seasonal picture for your computer monitor, but also includes a handy monthly calendar and serves as a cheat sheet to websites you'll  frequently want to know about and visit. 

Click here to download your FREE background & calendar.

You'll probably want to consult your own computer operating system's installation instructions, but installing the background image on my Windows 10 system takes just 3 quick steps - and  less than a minute. It's super-duper easy-peasy!

  1. I download and save the image to my computer - from the link just above that starts with "Click HERE". (NOT from the picture that appears at the top!)  TIP:  To "download" the full-resolution image once it's open (from Google Drive where it's stored), I click on the downward-pointing arrow. THAT is what actually begins the download process to my computer.
  2. Once the file has been downloaded, named and saved to my computer's hard drive, I open it. 
  3. Then I right-click on the image and select "Set as", then "Set as Background". And poof! That's all there is to it! (For convenience, I install this on both my desktop system as well as my laptop.)

And in case you may have an operating system OTHER than Windows 10, these tips may help with installation:

Finally, please keep in mind that the format of my monthly picture is designed for most modern-day 16:9 monitors (common format for monitors and HD TV's since about 2009), oriented in landscape format. If you're working with an older monitor (one that is more square-ish in format), or your monitor is set up in portrait format, the picture will probably not work for you. Sorry.


April 2017 desktop calendar is ready to download

Well, the entire month of March flew by in a blink, and I can't believe it's April already. April 1st, as a matter of fact. And April Fools Day, too.

So in honor of all that (and because I figure I might not be the only one craving COLOR in my life after weeks and weeks of gray around here), I present this month's desktop calendar!

2017 - 4 - April - tinified

My monthly desktop wallpaper background not only offers you a pretty seasonal picture for your computer monitor, but also includes a handy monthly calendar and serves as a cheat sheet to websites you'll  frequently want to know about and visit. 

Click here to download your FREE background & calendar.

You'll probably want to consult your own computer operating system's installation instructions, but installing the background image on my Windows 10 system takes just 3 quick steps - and  less than a minute. It's super-duper easy-peasy!

  1. I download and save the image to my computer - from the link just above that starts with "Click HERE". (NOT from the picture that appears at the top!)  TIP:  To "download" the full-resolution image once it's open (from Google Drive where it's stored), I click on the downward-pointing arrow. THAT is what actually begins the download process to my computer.
  2. Once the file has been downloaded, named and saved to my computer's hard drive, I open it. 
  3. Then I right-click on the image and select "Set as", then "Set as Background". And poof! That's all there is to it! (For convenience, I install this on both my desktop system as well as my laptop.)

And in case you may have an operating system OTHER than Windows 10, these tips may help with installation:

Finally, please keep in mind that the format of my monthly picture is designed for most modern-day 16:9 monitors (common format for monitors and HD TV's since about 2009), oriented in landscape format. If you're working with an older monitor (one that is more square-ish in format), or your monitor is set up in portrait format, the picture will probably not work for you. Sorry.


March 2017 desktop calendar is ready to download

2017 - 3 - March - tinified

Happy March! Raise your hand if you're as ready for something bright as I am?!?  Having just lived through the dreariest winter of the 5 I've experienced here in North Idaho so far, I have often felt recently like I was still living in the Puget Sound!  Certainly hoping for a little more "bright" around here NEXT winter!

So to offset the ongoing drab landscape and gray skies, I present..... daffodils! And really, is there ANYTHING any brighter than a patch full of their cheery faces?!? Depending on where you live, I suppose March might technically be a touch early for daffodils, but I know *I* sure need to see some hope that spring might eventually show up..... and perhaps you do, too.

My complimentary monthly desktop backgrounds not only offer you a pretty seasonal picture for your computer monitor, but they also include a handy monthly calendar and serve as a cheat sheet to websites you'll frequently want to know about and visit.

Click HERE to download your FREE background. 

You'll probably want to consult your own computer operating system's installation instructions, but installing the background image on my Windows 10 system - takes just 3 quick steps - and  less than a minute. It's super-duper easy-peasy!

  1. I download and save the image to my computer - from the link just above that starts with "Click HERE". (NOT from the picture that appears at the top!)  TIP:  To "download" the image once it's open (from Google Drive where it's stored), be sure to click on the downward-pointing arrow. THAT is what actually begins the download process.
  2. Once the file has been downloaded and named and saved to my computer's hard drive, I open it. 
  3. Then I right-click on the image and select "Set as", then "Set as Background". And poof! That's all there is to it!

So yes, at the risk of repeating myself, this point is particularly important: Be sure you click the "download" link to get your full-resolution background image. Please do NOT attempt to install the picture that appears at the top of this article because it is low-resolution and will not yield good results.

And in case you may have an operating system OTHER than Windows 10, these tips may help with installation:

Finally, please keep in mind that the format of my monthly picture is designed for most modern-day 16:9 monitors (common format for monitors and HD TV's since about 2009), oriented in landscape format. If you're working with an older monitor (one that is more square-ish in format), or your monitor is set up in portrait format, the picture will probably not work for you. Sorry 'bout that.


February 2017 Desktop Background & Calendar are ready to download

 

2017 - 2 - February - tinified
Oh my gosh! Where has the first month of the brand-new year GONE already?!? I woke up this morning wondering how in the world can it possibly be February?!? Feels a little scary and unsettling, actually.

But somehow it's happened, and perhaps by having just installed a bright, fresh background & calendar on my monitors I'll eventually adjust. And in case you're feeling kinda the same way, may I present to you - "February" - already! 

My monthly desktop backgrounds not only offer you a pretty seasonal picture for your computer monitor, but they also include a handy monthly calendar and serve as a cheat sheet to websites you'll frequently want to know about and visit.

Download your FREE background here.

You'll probably want to consult your own computer operating system's installation instructions, but here's how I install my background image on my Windows 10 system - in 3 quick steps that take less than a minute. It's super-duper easy-peasy!

  1. I download and save the image to my computer - from the link just above that starts with the word "Download...". (NOT from the picture that appears at the top!)  TIP:  To "download" the image once it's open (from Google Drive where it's stored), be sure to click on the downward-pointing arrow. THAT is what begins the download process.
  2. Once the file has been downloaded and saved to my computer's hard drive, I open it. 
  3. Then right-click and select "Set as", then "Set as Background". 

So yes, while this is repeating myself, this point is particularly important: Be sure you click the "download" link to get your full-resolution background image. Please do NOT attempt to install the picture that appears at the top because it's a low-resolution image intended only for viewing within this article.

 

And in case you may have an operating system OTHER than Windows 10, these tips may help with installation:

Finally, please keep in mind that the format of my monthly picture is designed for most modern-day 16:9 monitors (common format for monitors and HD TV's since about 2009), oriented in landscape format. If you're working with an older monitor (one that is more square-ish in format), or your monitor is set up in portrait format, the picture will probably not work for you.


January 2017 Desktop Background & Calendar are ready!

2017 - January desktop calendar - tinified
Happy New Year!

Time to turn the page on not only the month, but the year, too. Here's my complimentary January desktop calendar to start things off...

My monthly desktop backgrounds not only offer you a pretty seasonal picture for your computer monitor, but they also include a handy monthly calendar and serve as a cheat sheet to websites you'll  frequently want to know about and visit.

Download your FREE background here.

You'll probably want to consult your own computer operating system's instructions for installation, but here's how I install my background image on my Windows 10 system. It's easy-peasy!

  1. Download and save the image to my computer - from the link above.
  2. Open the image on my computer.
  3. Right click and select "Set as", then "Set as Background".

Important: Be sure you click the "download" link to get your full-resolution background image. Do NOT try to install the image that appears above because its resolution is not adequate.

(Also, please note that the URL addresses referencing the Occasions/Spring catalog and SAB 2017 will not be live until sometime on January 4th.)


1-2-2017 - Edited to add:

If your computer operating system is other than Windows 10, you might find these articles helpful in installing these monthly calendar backgrounds:

And please keep in mind that the format of the picture is designed for most modern-day 16:9 monitors (common format for monitors and HD TV's since about 2009). If you're working with an older monitor (or one that is more square-ish in format), the picture will not fit.


 Also.....

Post Falls & CDA area card class customers: please note that registration for January card classes will not be opening today, as would normally be expected. While I'm optimistic about getting January's class schedules and our new venues set up fairly soon, plans are not firm quite yet. Please check back to our usual registration site later this week, and I'll keep y'all informed of the status of things via email in the meantime!

Here's to a fabulous 2017!