August Desktop Background

This image screams Norway in summer to me - the stone wall, flowerbed bursting with color, white peaked-roof house in the background. We got lucky with truly perfect weather that day. This was shot in Gamle Stavanger, which is one of my favorite places in the world thanks to its steep cobblestone streets, perfectly preserved 18th and 19th century homes and (in summer) flowers and greenery everywhere.

So here I was struggling to work in a quote that didn't take away from the image, when I realized it was just so much better off by itself. (Gasp! Breaking my routine!) But here's the one I was feeling, in case you're curious. :)

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Past August desktop: 2012

I can't wait to share more soon. (Anyone want to come and be my editor? Because I'm too biased and want to share everything. I'll pay you in Mexican food.)