22 Gorgeous Desktop Backgrounds from the Commons

22 Gorgeous Desktop Backgrounds from the Commons

March 21, 2012
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I don’t know about you, but I keep the same desktop background for quite a long time. I’ve have been using this one on my linux desktop for, oh – I’d say about 3 years now, lol! For some reason I always fall back to it. I think I got it at gnome-look.org. Last night while browsing Wikimedia Commons, I stumbled upon some wonderful images that can be used for desktop wallpaper. Yes, I finally switched my background, hooray!

Here’s the one I chose:

It would be fun to add some inspirational words or quotes to these, but I must say they do look great without any modifications.
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Freudenberg sg Switzerland
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Fruit Bowl with Melons

South African Amethyst
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Luculia gratissima

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Leucospermum cultivar
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Metal Movable Type

Netta Rufina
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Pimelea Spicata

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Sugar Apple with Cross Section
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Strix Varia Owl
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Rock Dove

Indian Pigments

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Opal from Yowah, Queensland, Australia

Lavendar Flower

Smokey Quartz from Morella, Victoria

Cactus Flower

African daisy (Osteospermum sp. ‘Pink Whirls’) with studio lighting

Epitonium Scalare Shell

Aviator Hélène Dutrieu seated in her airplane

Fractal Broccoli

Rose of Sharon in Britain and Australia, Aaron’s beard, Great St-John’s wort or Jerusalem star




    1. Ruby's March 21, 2012 4:57 pm

      I love those Indian pigments, though, each one is good.
      Found you through Free Pretty Things

    2. Wendy March 22, 2012 12:33 pm

      Hi Su,

      Oooh, Thanks for these, yeah, know what you mean about the wallpapers, I don't change mine either. Yey! love the sunflowers, this will be mine for now I think. I also spent hours last night trawling Wikimedia Commons. I just get lost in there sometimes. Thankyou for sharing the images. Hugs
      Wendy xx

    3. janfien March 22, 2012 9:11 pm

      What a beautiful pictures. The shell is unbelievable. But the cactus stole my heart.

    4. Marcia March 23, 2012 1:25 pm

      Great images, Su. Stopping by to say hello and let you know I put a little something in the mail for you yesterday.
      Also have a question on some blog design updates I've been considering. I'll be in touch via email.
      Hope you have a lovely weekend.
      Much love.

    5. Susan Smith March 23, 2012 6:38 pm

      @Marcia Aww thanks! I'll keep a lookout for your email! ::hugs::

    6. Sandra from Sydney March 27, 2012 11:07 am

      Thank you for your wonderful images. I found you through Free Pretty Things. I don't usually change my wallpaper, I have a wooded scene with a stream and cascade and I love it, but the lavender flowers are gorgeous and so are some of the others you have here.


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