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 


“The sun was as flirty as Scarlett O'Hara with the Tarleton twins, breaking through the clouds in spectacular bursts that seemed like personal favors and then retreating for hours, days, and making us all ache for just a glimpse.”  

~ Lorna Landvik, Welcome to the Great Mysterious 

Yesterday around 10:00 a.m. the sun came out. She came out in full force. I noticed it first on our hardwood floors; suddenly I could see shadows. I was just about to jump in the shower, but because I was not sure how long it would last I threw on my raincoat and headed across the street to the vacant lot which backs up to the Seattle watershed with my camera. There were drops of rain everywhere and the leaves were dripping on the trees, like melted wax, but that sun, well she was glorious. I shot about sixty photos, came back in and changed into my grubbies and the dog and I actually worked in the yard a bit. Talk about a gift! In just another hour the sky was gray and the rain was pouring once again off our metal roof.  

I am over at Focusing on Life today talking about the beauty of the rain and the importance of gratitude. I hope you will pop over for a quick look. 

have an amazing weekend,