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 Baker.  

Thank you so much for stopping by. 


 ©Cathy Sly 2018 


“They would think she was savoring the taste (blueberries, cinnamon, cream-excellent), but she was actually savoring the whole morning, trying to catch it, pin it down, keep it safe before all those precious moments became yet another memory.” 

~ Liane Moriarty, What Alice Forgot 

We spent some time in Seattle this weekend; a few hours on Saturday and Sunday. Gary has a work friend who is in the hospital over here and so he headed up to see him. It is hard to be in the hospital in a city where you don't know anyone. I knew if I went I would hurry them, as they talked work and guy stuff, so the first day I had him drop at the Arboretum. 

The fall colors are not at their best yet, the weather has just been to perfect. But the walk was great and I played around some with a couple of lenses. It was so good to get out and to walk someplace other than our pond road. 

There was a wedding that afternoon and the photographer was busy taking shots of the bridal party, trying to keep the bride and groom from seeing each other. That was fun to watch; everyone laughing and making memories. 

I rested on this bench for a bit and watched. Man he had a huge lens on his camera and did some really creative things with the kids. The guys were pretty funny and he had to whip them in shape a couple of times.  


On Sunday I had Gary drop me at U Village to do some shopping. That was not nearly as fun. I bought a new meat thermometer and some dish rags. I know you are jealous right? But it was the Dog Dash and everyone at the Village had their dogs. I would have brought Basil had I known. 

thanks for stopping by today, 

tomorrow i can drive!