Thanks for your input.
Funny story. Last week I sent a framed copy of the shovel picture to her parents, for their home. Her father had to call me soon thereafter. Her mother had looked at the picture for a while, then looked at her father and said "She looks really good for just having dug that hole." He just smiled and said "Dear, I don't think she dug the hole."
I have to admit that I don't really acknowledge the existence of a "green line" between "glamour" and "editorial." Personally, I think that a picture (even a picture of a beautiful woman) is just -- I don't know, "boring" -- without some context. I try to take all of my "serious" pictures with some context. Sexy roustabout in torn jeans and one of my old workshirts, but holding tools beside an oil well. Sexy cowgirl in hat and boots, but holding a tube of wormer and standing beside a corral full of cattle. Sexy rollerblader in short-shorts and nearly no top, but posing beside the "no rollerblading" sign outside my office building. If my preference for context places my images into the "Editorial" category, I hope it won't make y'all run me off, because this site looks like lots of fun!
I have to admit that I'm lucky in several ways. First, the wife isn't at all hard to look at, and she has agreed to pose for me regularly -- even if she only agreed to do so in order to get me home from the office and doing something with her. Second, we live near a major university, and the wife has already agreed that I can also photograph as many pretty co-eds as I can convince to pose. Third, our family ranch has tons of great locations for photography, ranging from stock ponds and creeks to delapidated old barns, from corrals and working pens to some truly breathtaking vistas.
I can't express how much I'm looking forward to resuming photography, and to improving my skills by sharing my efforts with everyone here.
Hasta luego, amigo