macos – After Big Sur update, my desktop is gone 🤔

When I look at the content of iCloud Drive/Desktop in a finder window, all the stuff I had laying around is there, but when I look at the “visual representation” of my desktop (the background of my screen so to speak), there’s nothing there. Also, and I’m guessing most likely related: if I’m in another app and I click on the background (where the Desktop should be) to switch to the Finder, nothing happens.

I can however change the background image in the Desktop & Screen Saver prefs…

I tried toggling on/off the desktop/document option in iCloud Drive prefs but that didn’t fix it.

Google didn’t turn up anything really useful… Anyone ran into this?