A couple of weeks ago while spending a bit of time along the river with my grandson I visualized this image for the November wallpaper and I think this photograph comes close to what I was hoping for. If I had to give a title for this photograph it would be “Mast Year” — referring to the cornucopia of acorns the oak trees have dropped this year.
In the interest of full disclosure while the photograph is authentic the scene is slightly constructed. I wanted to capture the feeling of the large number of acorns that were sitting under this large oak tree but nothing came together quite the way I had hoped it would so I have to admit that I picked up a few acorns along the shoreline and dropped them into the water near these leaves to up the count of them in the composition. (I actually dropped quite a few more but they were carried downstream — these are the ones that stayed in the vicinity. It was interesting ad hoc lesson about the different densities of acorns!)
If you like this image you can download it to your computer and use it as your desktop wallpaper. A few of the common screen sizes are available:
Download the 1024×768 version here. (Great for your iPad)