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Serene Twain Harte Winter Wallpapers

These scenic photos were taken in and around the jewel of the Sierra's, Twain Harte, California. We've lived in this area around ten years now and truly enjoy the quiet, peaceful, serenity of this mountain community. While it's not always quiet here, the winter months are pure bliss.

Snow Covered Boat Dock -- Twain Harte, CA

Snow Covered Dock

Sullivan Creek Dock -- Twain Harte, CA

Sullivan Creek Dock

Sullivan Creek Winter 2009

Sullivan Creek 2009

Twain Harte snow is special, there is just no other way around it. Most full-time Twain Harte residents welcome the snow, like a breath of fresh air. Our family is no exception. I can't seem to get enough of it or stop staring at these idyllic images. I find them so refreshing. There is nothing like a walk in the fresh Twain Harte snow.

A Peaceful Day on Sullivan Creek -- Twain Harte, CA

A Peaceful Day on Sullivan Creek

A Partially Frozen Sullivan Creek -- Twain Harte, CA

A Partially Frozen Sullivan Creek

Red Surry -- Twain Harte, CA 2009

Red Surry in the Twain Harte Pines

One of my favorite things to do is get up very early after a fresh snow and try to get some fantastic pictures before the fresh snow has been soiled or disturbed. It can be a real challenge because those darn snow trucks are very efficient and those drivers take their job very seriously.

I stumbled upon Sullivan Creek quite by accident just a few short days ago. I was so taken with it's simple beauty and serene waters I couldn't help but snap up a few pictures. This portion of Sullivan Creek rests along a private drive not far from downtown Twain Harte. It's a shame that this entire portion of the creek has been fenced off and is off-limits to those who don't live along it's shores.

After the Snow-- Twain Harte, CA 2007

After the Snow

Snow Covered Pines -- Twain Harte, CA 2009

Snow Covered Pines

Snowy Twain Harte Wallpaper

Snowy Twain Harte

Wallpaper Instructions

About Picasa

If you have not tried Picasa photo software created by Google, my friend you are missing out. This free software is versatile, efficient and fun to use. I'm always a little leary of downloading free software but I have to tell you that next to Google Earth, this is one of the neatest free programs I've used to date.

Picasa will automatically search your computer for all your photo's and import them for you automatically. Picasa offers loads of extras. You can get rid of red eye in a snap, share pictures with your friends quickly and easily. Picasa sorts your photo's and images into their own folder, to create a tidy display. My personal favorite is being able to rotate an image without losing quality, which is what happens with many other photo programs. If you haven't tried Picasa, you are really missing out.

A Winter Day 2006

A Winter Day 2006

These desktop wallpapers are available in .jpg format. I have set them to the highest possible quality. Each image is downloadable at 1600 x 1200 pixel resolution. This should accomodate most screen sizes.

To see what resolution your computer is displaying, right-click on your desktop, select "Properties", and choose the "Settings" tab (this will work for Windows 95/98/NT/XP).

Winding Trail in Twain Harte, CA

A Winding Trail

There are two ways to use these images as your desktop wallpaper. The easiest way is to click on the thumbnail of the image you would like to download, then right-click on the image and select "Set as Wallpaper" or "Set as Background". Your browser will automatically set the image as your background.

Winter House 2006

Winter House 2006

For those who would like to save these images for later use, click on the thumbnail of the image you would like to save, then right-click on the image and select "Save Image As" or "Save Picture As" (depending on your browser). Make sure you remember where you are saving the wallpapers. Once you have saved them to your computer, you can view them (offline) with a browser and install them as in the above procedure. If you have a separate program, which handles wallpapers, you may also be able to select them from there.

I hope you enjoy these pictures, just keep in mind that they are the high quality images, and are pretty large files, in most cases at least 2 meg. So, be sure to save them to your computer before trying to view them. To view more images of Twain Harte, California, visit

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You are authorized to download a copy of as many of these images as you would like for use on your personal computer. You may not reuse these images on your own website or reproduce them for distribution. Any other use requires express written permission.

Posted July 22, 2011

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