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 


“The less there is to justify a traditional custom, the harder it is to get rid of it” 
~ Mark Twain, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer


Thanksgiving is three days away and I have yet to make my grocery list. Truth be told, I have made this meal so many times I kinda have it down. There are a few traditions from his childhood, a few from mine and then ours together and my family does not like me to mess with it; so I don't. Besides it makes things easier for me right? And let's face it, this is a messy meal to prepare; gravy pans, that giant bird, two kinds of potatoes, oh and stuffing and green beans and little bowls of olives to put on your fingers. . . 

I think there is something very comforting however about traditions, especially during this particular holiday.  Maybe because the meal plays such a huge part and I only do it once a year. So things will be the same again, even down to the stuffed celery and pumpkin pie. Because why mess with a good thing! 

how about you? do you stick to traditions? 

or mix it up and do something new?