A scenic winter landscape view of the St Vrain Creek or river in north Boulder County Colorado.
Happy New Years Everyone! We have been enjoying every minute of the Holiday Season and we hope you have been too. Wishing you the BEST Year YET to Come 2015!
Here is a scenic winter season landscape of fresh fallen snow on a small forest of pine trees. It started to snow on Christmas day around 1:00pm, so we got our white Christmas. This was taken on December 26th, Rogers Grove, Longmont, Colorado, Boulder County.
Fine art nature landscape photography images by James Bo Insogna (C) – All Rights Reserved.
A scenic black and white winter landscape view of the St Vrain Creek in north Boulder County Colorado.
We did get our white Christmas after all. It started to snow about 1:00 pm on Christmas day. Fantastic Christmas Holiday! Hope yours went well too!
Scenic landscape view of a variety horses grazing on the foothills just north of Boulder in north Boulder County. Jack frost showed up this week, a very frosty foggy day in the Colorado Rocky Mountains foothills and plains. ( Prints available online – Horses in the Winter Snow and Fog )
North Boulder County, Colorado, winter landscape scenic view through the snow and fog to a prairie dog. I love prairie dogs, they are so cute and fun to watch. Some fun facts: Prairie dogs are burrowing rodents not dogs that live in large colonies in the grasslands of central and western North America. Prairie dogs are considered a “keystone” species because their colonies create islands of habitat that benefit approximately 150 other species. They are a food source for many animals, including coyotes, eagles, badgers, and the critically endangered black-footed ferret.
Prairie dogs are about 15 inches long and weigh 2-4 pounds. They eat roots, grass, and other plants. Two prairie dogs recognize each other by touching their front teeth together. Prairie dogs warn others in their group of approaching predators by letting out a special warning bark before disappearing in their burrow thus how they got their name. ( Prints available online – Tree Snow Fog and The Prairie Dog )
It was so nice for this beautiful Palomino horse to pose for me in the snow and a background of fog. Some Palomino facts. Palomino is a coat color in horses, consisting of a gold coat and white mane and tail. Genetically, the palomino color is created by a single allele of a dilution gene called the cream gene working on a “red” (chestnut) base coat. ( Prints for sale online – Palomino Horse in the Snow )
Some palomino horses are classified as a color breed. However, unlike the Appaloosa or the Friesian, which are distinct breeds that also happen to have a unique color preference, Palomino color breed registries often accept a wide range of breed or type if the animals are properly golden-colored. The Palomino cannot be a true horse breed, however, because palomino color is an incomplete dominant gene and does not breed “true”. A palomino crossed with a palomino may result in a palomino about 50% of the time, but could also produce a chestnut (25% probability) or a cremello (25% probability). Thus, palomino is simply a partially expressed color allele and not a set of characteristics that make up a “breed.”
Read the rest of this entry