My google homepage has looked like this since the first day google allowed background images - I tried other pics but this just seemed so perfect. Pretty upset that they’ll be going away. From Google:

Background images are going away on November 16, 2012

Thank you for using background images. As we build a more streamlined Google Search page for everyone, we’ll no longer be able to support customization with background images. So you will no longer be able to see your background pictures starting November 16, 2012.

I’ll miss it :’(