I just saw this short video by Sean Ohlencamp who captured 365 days of his desktop–via Kottke. Oddly, it had never occurred to me to use every element on my desktop to make it beautiful (including the icons).
Is your desktop lovely? Mine was not, but I took a few minutes this morning and made it nice. (The photo is by Heather Champ). You should do it too, as it will make your day more lovely. If you do, will you do a screen capture and tag it “desktopahh” on Flickr? That way, we can all see the results here, and that will be fun.