I believe that everything starts by paying attention. Life is imperfect and any magical light we can bring into our day is worthy of our gratitude. Laughter and love, joy and celebrations slip into our lives with ease but learning to cope with the deep pain life brings to us is also necessary. I do this best with my camera, chasing down light, zooming in and out and pairing it all with truth. 

I live in Western Washington with my husband of 40+ years, in the home where we raised our three sons. We share that home now with our sweet beagle named Basil. 

Thank you so much for stopping by. 


 ©Cathy Sly 2018 


“This life is yours. Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well. Take the power to love what you want in life and love it honestly. Take the power to walk in the forest and be a part of nature. Take the power to control your own life. No one else can do it for you. Take the power to make your life happy.” ~ Susan Polis Schutz

I almost did not take my camera; thinking to myself, oh it is the same route we walked yesterday, what could be new? He or she posed for a very long time, sitting so still. I kept getting closer and closer, expecting him to dart away, but he didn't. I think he knew I needed his beauty and so he stayed. I just kept clicking and wish now I would have stepped back to change the settings on my camera. But all in all, he was pretty spectacular.  

It feels good to be back walking a couple times a day. Basil thinks so too. 

do you have plans for the weekend?