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 


“That old September feeling, left over from school days, of summer passing, vacation nearly done, obligations gathering, books and football in the air ... Another fall, another turned page: there was something of jubilee in that annual autumnal beginning, as if last year's mistakes had been wiped clean by summer.” 
― Wallace StegnerAngle of Repose

I grew up in Eastern Washington in an old home full of lots of character. There were built in china cabinets, arched doors and a tree lined sidewalk which led to a full front porch (and yes there was a wicker rocking chair). There would several afternoons in the fall devoted to raking up all those leaves and creating piles, first to jump in, and then burn. The sun would be out, the air crisp and the leaves would flash a spectrum of gold, orange and brown shades.  And as the fire burned it would fill the yard with the crackling smell of fall. 

I miss the deciduous trees of Eastern Washington and so yesterday when I went searching for fall color I had to settle on the Lazy Susan's in our back yard. They are in full bloom right now and when the sun shines on them they fill the yard with big splashes of yellow. The leaves on our Maple trees are not even turning yet, so it will be awhile before there are any leaves to rake. And we use a blower now so it is not nearly as much fun! 

I am over at Focusing On Life today and would love it if you dropped by to take a peek and leave me some book suggestions.  

have a great start to your weekend,