Folkcat's Free Desktop Wallpapers

I love digital photography - it makes it so easy to take nice pictures! I use my own photographs as desktop wallpapers on my computers, and I'm pleased to share these images with you as well. I hope to offer a new one each and every month, so please visit again to see what's available!

Each of these wallpaper images is free for you to download for personal use on your computer. You may not use them for any other purpose without my express permission.

For instructions on how to download these images using Internet Explorer, please go here.

All images are shown in the order they were posted, with the most recent at the top of the page. As the collection grows, I may start filing them by categories.


NEW! May 2006 - Here There Be Monsters

May 2006 - Here There Be MonstersMay 18, 2006 - In honor of Project Spectrum, here's a GREEN selection for this month's Desktop Wallpaper. The image seems humble - the screen filled with duckweed on a greenhouse pond - but it hides a great secret. For in this pond, lurking beneath the protective cloak of the duckweed, were MONSTER-size koi! Sheltered in the shadows, these leviathans were easily 18 to 24 inches in length.

So add this month's Wallpaper to your Desktop, and while the cool, fresh, greenness soothes your eyes, let your imagination ponder the hidden realities that lie beneath the surface!

Here There Be Monsters Wallpapers: 800x600; 1024x768; 1600x1200

April 2006 - Star Loves Yogurt

April 2006 - Star Loves Yogurt


April 13, 2006 - Here's one for the rat lovers! This is one of the rattie sisters in the Folkcat household. Her name is Star, and she loves her yogurt. Can't you tell? Look at those bright, shiny eyes! See the puffy little cheeks! And that tiny little pink tongue darting out to get every last drop of yogurty goodness.

Bonus fiber note: The background is Folkcat's own Ugly Crochet Poncho, created of Lion Brand Homespun yarn from a pattern at the Lion Brand website.

Star Loves Yogurt Wallpapers: 800x600; 1024x768; 1600x1200

March 2006 - Waves and Ladders

March 2006 - Waves and Ladders


March 10, 2006 - Spring-like colors undulate down your screen in this take on a popular French-inspired wrap. Waves of variegated stockinette stitch, alternating with deliberately created ladders of dropped stitches, make a versatile protection against the cool breezes of the season - or a pleasing view for the eyes as you work on your computer!



Waves and Ladders Wallpapers: 800x600; 1024x768; 1600x1200


Holiday Bonus - Chocolate for the Heart

Holiday Bonus - Chocolate for the Heart


Feb. 14, 2006 - Valentine's Day is for Love. We all know that. But something we often forget is to spend a little of that love on ourselves.

Here's my Valentine's Day gift to indulgent dose of chocolate-covered cherries, with a touch of heart. And you don't have to share them with anyone!


Chocolate for the Heart Wallpapers: 800x600; 1024x768; 1600x1200

Holiday Bonus - Language of Love

Holiday Bonus - Language of Love


Feb. 7, 2006 - Just one more week, and all the world will be thinking about romance. The big question? How to tell that special someone that you love them!

For many, the obvious answer is chocolate! Why not surprise your sweetie with a new, calorie-free but, oh, so decadent wallpaper for his or her computer? You can be sure they'll get the messge when it's spelled out like this!


Language of Love Wallpapers: 800x600; 1024x768; 1600x1200

February 2006 - Pink Promises

February 2006 Wallpaper - Pink Promises


Feb. 2, 2006 - Today is the day the Groundhog pokes his head above the ground and tells us whether the winter is over or not. If he sees his shadow, back into his hole he goes, and we have six more weeks of snow and ice to look forward to!

We, of course, always hope for Groundhog's Day to be cloudy. At this point in the year, we've endured weeks of cold, dreary, gray days, and the beginning of February always seems to be the worst. What we need is Spring with a capital "S", and Sunshine, and pretty, pretty Pink Flowers! Like these...

So what do you say, Punxsatawney Phil? Are you up for the challenge, or are you going to cop out and crawl back to bed again, making us endure six more weeks of soggy, cold, icy bleakness?

Aren't the flowers worth it?

Pink Promises Wallpapers: 800x600; 1024x768; 1600x1200

January, 2006 - Stop! In the Name of Color

January, 2006 Wallpaper - Stop! In the Name of Color


Another offering for the yarn mavens among us, this is a close look at some special fibery-goodness I got over the Christmas season. Three balls of Lana Grossa's Mega Stoppino yarn show off their soft texture and brilliant colors. Just the thing to brighten these long, gray winter days while we wait for spring.



Stop! In the Name of Color Wallpapers: 800x600; 1024x768; 1600x1200

Extra Bonus Wallpaper! - Mohair Mystique

Extra Bonus Wallpaper - Mohair Mystique


Swirls of purple, pink, and pastels turn your computer screen into a soft, fuzzy, inviting pile of mohair. The colors are luscious - imagine what you could be knitting! You might want to start keeping a few skeins of mohair by the computer, 'cause you just know you're going to want to fondle it while you gaze at its sinfully sensuous strands.

This will hopefully be the first of many wallpapers to feature special yarn and knitting themes.


Mohair Mystique Wallpapers: 800x600; 1024x768; 1600x1200

Bonus Holiday 2005 Wallpaper - Visions of Sugarplums

Holiday Bonus, 2005 - Visions of Sugarplums


Nestle snug in your bed with these visions of sugarplums to brighten up your holiday computer screen! Guaranteed to be a no-calorie, low-fat, sugar-free way to indulge in Christmas goodies. This is a detail photograph of a candy "mandala" that Gryphon created with leftovers from our 2005 Gingerbread House. I love the way the candies seem to dance around the desktop!

So go ahead, indulge the child in you who dreams of Santa and elves, flying reindeer, and mysterious presents under the tree. This one's for everyone who still believes!


Visions of Sugarplums Wallpapers: 800x600; 1024x768; 1600x1200

December, 2005 - A Walk in the Winter Woods

December, 2005 - A Walk in the Winter Woods, Emerson Park, Milford, NH


A sunny day in November after an early winter snow, and Emerson Park in Milford, NH is feeling very "Winter in New England". It was late afternoon, as the shadows will tell you. The sun shone brightly, but the air was brisk enough to remind you that this is what winter is all about - crisp snow crunching under your feet, a nip in the air turning your nose a little red, and a cloud of fog hanging by your face a moment each time you breathe.

A little bit of this weather goes a long way for me these days, but oh, it's so nice to kick-off the holiday season with just a promise of "White Christmas," isn't it?


A Walk in the Winter Woods Wallpapers: 800x600; 1024x768; 1600x1200

November, 2005 - Japanese Maple Leaves

November 2005 - Japanese Maple Leaves


I took this picture in a local park in Milford, NH. Gryphon and I like to visit there frequently for little walks. It's become a great place to watch the change of the seasons. Though small, Emerson Park has a little of everything - a woodlot, a nice lawn (many weddings are held here), a flower plantings maintained by the local garden club, and a river with wildlife such as turtles, ducks, and geese.

This picture was taken early in November of 2005. The red leaves of the Japanese Maple lying on the still-green grass seemed to capture both the lingering hope of the summer, and the colorful insistence of autumn change.


Japanese Maple Leaves Wallpapers: 800x600; 1024x768; 1600x1200


Download Instructions

Note: These instructions assume you are using Internet Explorer as your browser. If you are using an alternate browser, such as Mozilla Firefox, or Opera, please consult your browser's help files.

Begin by deciding which size of image you want to download. I am offering three sizes - 800x600, 1024x768, and 1600x1200. Select the size that most closely fits the resolution of your monitor. If you don't know what the resolution of your monitor is, I recommend choosing the 1024x768 - most computers can work with that.

There are three ways you can download the images, all of them easy.

  1. You can right-click on the listing for the image you wish to download, then select Save Target as... Browse to select the Directory you wish to save the picture to, and click Save.
  2. You can also left-click on the link to the image you want. Your choice of image will be displayed in a new browser window. Now right-click on the image itself, and choose Save Picture as... As above, browse to the Directory you wish to save the picture to, and click Save.
  3. As with option 2, left-click on the image to bring up the new browser window displaying the picture. Right-click on the image, and select Set as Background. This will automatically replace your current desktop wallpaper with the new image.

To Install the Image as your Wallpaper

If you chose either option 1 or 2 above, you will have the image saved as a file on your computer, but it will not yet be installed as your desktop wallpaper. To do this, right-click anywhere on your desktop (except a program icon or shortcut!). Choose Properties.

Select the tab labeled Desktop. Using the Browse button, locate the image in the Directory you saved it in under option 1 or 2. Select the image, and then click Apply.

It's that easy! Your new desktop wallpaper is now in place.

Be sure to bookmark this page - I hope to offer a new image each month.


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