Are you interested in learning more about blogging and social networking?  Then you must make plans to attend the Type-A Mom Conference taking place September 24-27 in Asheville, NC.  The speaking panel is phenomenal, the conference promises style and substance…and I'd really love the chance to meet you (or see you again) in person. 

If you register by tomorrow you'll pay half the conference rate, an incredible value for all you'll gain.  If you're on the fence, can I tug you over to my side?  Dinners with speakers are planned and I'd love nothing more than to spend my evening over something yummy while chatting with YOU! 🙂


Dawn at My Home Sweet Home is hosting a photography contest, the winner to receive a one-year subscription to National Geographic magazine and a sample of Energizer lithium batteries (this is in conjunction with National Geographic's/Energizer's Ultimate Photo Contest where the grand prize winner will win A 10-day National Geographic Expeditions trip for two to the Galapagos Islands.).   Check out her site for additional details and it's important to act quickly:  her contest ends TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT and NG/E's ends tomorrow!!

Here are my limit-of-two submissions for Dawn's contest (I love these shots but for VERY different reasons…!) ~


I asked her permission before snapping this shot of a woman hard at work filling a grain bag in the Calcutta heat; her hand and forearm were dusty white, and though she's not even breaking a sweat, heat index was 115 degrees.  Her sari's vibrant color provided stark contrast to the backdrop of hay, grain and ground.  She was beautiful.


This little fella entertained me as she creeped and crawled anywhere to get out of my camera's view.  She was the first series I shot with my new Nikon D40…and in her own way, was a gift for my 20th wedding anniversary :).

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