November 17, 2011 11:41 am

Windows 7 themes: autumnal treats, trees, torrents, and more

What is your favorite season? Of course everyone loves summer and spring, but fall has a special place in my heart, too, despite the famously continuous rainy weather this time of year brings to the Seattle area, where I live. Maybe it’s because November is a month of both nostalgia and anticipation; anticipation of the winter holidays just around the corner, and nostalgia both for the summer that recently ended, and for other autumns and winters long past.

Our newest theme is designed to bring this sense of seasonal warmth and nostalgia to your Windows 7 desktop, and to evoke happy memories of cooking and enjoying special meals with family. For those of you in the United States, this theme comes just in time for Thanksgiving, but I hope that everyone will enjoy the classic homey images in Autumn Bounty.

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My teammate Yuki in Tokyo also curated a beautiful set of seasonal images, in the new Autumn Color in Japan theme. This set includes peaceful landscapes, forests, and Japanese gardens.

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For more stunning landscape photographs, check out our new Waterfalls theme. Torrents and cascades from around the world bring both drama and serenity to your Windows 7 desktop.

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Some of the photographs in our next new theme almost look like landscapes, but they’re actually close-ups of jasper, agate, quartz, and other geological specimens. This unique theme, Macro World of Rocks, features the fascinating photography of David Sommers.

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For a total change of pace, we’ve also got two new themes featuring dramatic abstract artwork. If you’re in the mood for something dark, angular, and high tech, try out Abstracts Dark.

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When you want something glossy, radiant, and colorful, give Abstracts Bright a whirl.

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Although the days may be shorter and darker (at least for those of us in the Northern hemisphere), I hope these new themes will help brighten your November. Check back early next week for something special to illuminate dark days! And in the weeks to come we’ll have even more new desktop décor, so keep visiting the Windows Personalization gallery for new Windows 7 themes and wallpapers.