shadow portraits

Shadow Portraits

It’s sunny 300+ days a year here in Colorado. When my husband and I moved to this state in January of 1999, we covered our eyes and begged the locals to explain to us what this massive, bright ball in the sky was. I mean, it couldn’t be the sun! This was JANUARY. We’d just battled a blizzard and trekked across the plains, leaving the gray, sunless skies of a Typical Midwestern Winter to start our new lives in Colorado. But, it was the sun. The locals thought this much sun was normal, even in winter. Clearly, we’d moved to a magical land.  (The above photo was taken in January 2009, ten years later.) Whenever I admit out loud that I actually like a cloudy day every now and then, I get strange looks. Yes, most everyone in Colorado thinks I’m crazy. The residents of Denver go a bit stir-crazy...