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 


“Writing about a writer's block is better than not writing at all” 
~ Charles Bukowski, The Last Night of the Earth Poems 

There was a time when I worked hard at "matching" my photos to my words.... I don't feel the urge to do that right now. In fact words are coming hard to me nowadays. I sit at my desk, digging deep for something worthy to say. I Google writing prompts, I look though books: anything to get the words flowing. And yet I come up empty handed. 

Words come easier when I am struggling, worried or afraid; so this must say something about my frame of mind right now. There is a hush inside of me; a contentment and calm and I really don't know how to write about it. I know there are some that would say this is a bad thing, we should never be content right? But I am going with it right now, letting it flow over me and savor it for a bit. 

It is my camera that is pulling at me hard these days. I walk with the dog in the rain, my camera tucked inside my coat. He sniffs and I notice. I notice the world around me and all its beauty and all I want to do is shoot. So I am not going to fight it. 

Today Gary will help me pull out the 20 some Christmas boxes from under the stairs and the decorating will begin. I have not decorated our home for past three years, so I am pretty excited to get those boxes out! Nothing mind blowing, but so, so good.

what will you be doing today?