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 


“I would love to live like a river flows,
carried by the surprise of its own unfolding.” 
~ John O'Donohue


The dog and I walk around the two ponds in our tiny neighborhood most days. Underneath the biggest of those ponds is our community well; the well where we all get our water. Our water is good, sweet and always ice cold even straight out of the tap in mid-summer. I have had people ask to take bottles of it home with them.  We walk right by the pump house on our way and I am always thankful it is running, for without it we would not have water. 

He has his favorite places to sniff and wander and I let him because this walk is really his, I just go along to keep him out of trouble. I often take my camera to keep me busy.  A few days ago as we set off, I told him I was not going to take one photo of anything I had seen before, so we needed fresh eyes and needed to take our time. I surprised myself when I came home and uploaded almost 35 photos of new and unseen things. I say almost 35 because there was a few of him in there and one of the two of us and we are by no means new. 

I am over at Focusing on Life today with my farewell post. It was a hard decision to make, but something I felt in my heart, I needed to do. I hope you will drop by and take a peek. There you will see Basil and I saying goodbye to all the wonderful friends I have made over there.  

it is the last weekend before Christmas, 
is your shopping done??