you all are too kind! thanks again for all the wonderful complements!
as a side note... when i came home from work on Friday, there was an envelope from my U.S. congressman, with a handwritten note congratulating me for the pic in the Geographic! now, i don't happen to agree with the guy on muchpolitically, but it was still pretty nice of him to notice the photo (actually, a staffer probably pointed it out to him - "hey boss, ain't dis town in yer district?" :lol
, and take the time to write. i know it's anelection year, and the guy probably figured it might get him a vote (it won't) but still,it's not every day i get a personal note from a member of congress!