The Caregiver


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This is Kathy. She takes care of people … and things … and life. She watches out for the myriad dangers in your mom’s life. She’s the one who makes it possible for you to go to work to support your family. She’s the one who protects and cares for your mom, and she’s the one who will protect you and care for you when you grow old.

I met Kathy when I took some family pictures a few days ago and I liked her immediately. Look at that face. That face reveals a soul of strength. Those eyes speak of hurt, pain, and loss. They reveal a compassionate soul.IMG_0183

And when she smiles, those eyes reveal a peaceful enjoyment of life, yet they are cautious. IMG_0180

Check out my website!


I am happy to say that my business is growing. Here’s my website: R Howard Photography.

I’m still searching for a more creative name for my photography business; it seems that every one I’ve chosen already exists. There are two words I’m partial to, Rambling Paradox, however, as a business name, it might not present the image that I want. I’m considering Topaz Photography because I was born in November and that is the birthstone. Hmm….

I also thought of Silver Penny Photography because it’s a rare penny. It’s both ordinary and extraordinary and I focus on photographing people in both ordinary and extraordinary moments of their lives.

In the meantime, my business is simply R Howard Photography.

Solitary Flower


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While hiking today, I found this lone little desert flower, stubbornly pushing its way through the cracks in the rocks, and I was reminded of a Tupac poem.


The Rose That Grew From Concrete

Did you hear about the rose that grew
from a crack in the concrete?
Proving nature’s law is wrong it
learned to walk with out having feet.
Funny it seems, but by keeping its dreams,
it learned to breathe fresh air.
Long live the rose that grew from concrete
when no one else ever cared.

Written by Tupac Shakur

Peace in the Garden


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_MG_0266A solitary afternoon of rambling around the Desert Botanical Gardens is a blessing; it is one of my favorite places to meditate and pray as I lose myself amidst the glory and intrigue of nature. The stress of everyday living fades as I walk or sit, most of the time watching for interesting photographic angles. As I wandered along the path yesterday, the soft kisses of sunlight captured my eye.

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