Before getting to this weeks desktop, I want to fill you in on why the last weekly update is around 20 months late, I do think any one checking here deserves it.  First, the afternoon I sat down to do the July something 2006 update, a freak storm blew through here, 100 mph straight line winds, lots of damage, and for me, four days without power.  Three weeks of doing necessary repairs, then three weeks on a vacation out west, followed by two months with a medical issue along with completing repairs I left, and finally 16 months of procrastinating pretty much puts us right here, March 2008.  I think the break has cleared my perspective on displaying my photography, I know the site started to be a real grind back in 2006.  I am confident the regular weekly, Wednesday update will be appearing as it should, every week, and I hope you come back here weekly to experience the new Semi-Charmed Life.  Enjoy!

Above is this weeks free desktop.  This is a good one to start back with as it features one of my favorite places to visit, Yosemite National Park.  This park preserves a portion of the Sierra Nevada along the eastern flank of California containing meadows, subalpine meadows, amazing waterfalls, sequoia trees, massive granite formations and things which will simply leave you speechless.  The photo here was taken in September 2005 on top of Sentinel Dome looking east.  Hiking to this location is fairly easy (a little over 2 miles round trip), the toughest part is when you get to Sentinel Dome as there are no stairs, rails and the like.  To get the good views, it's up to you to scramble up the rather steep northern slickrock face.  You can easily make out Half Dome on the left here, and framed by trees in the lower center is the formation called Liberty Cap.  I really enjoy my trips to Yosemite and recommend this park to everyone (got six days planned there this year).  Check the links section for more info on Yosemite National Park.

To set this photo as your desktop, click on the box with the correct size.  Right-click on the image and select the option to "save/set as desktop or wallpaper."  You're done!  If you wish to change the desktop image, simply right-click on your desktop, select Properties, and then select the tab labeled Backgrounds in your display control panel