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.  

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 ©Cathy Sly 2018 


A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.  ~ Gertrude Jekyll 

On this morning I wander thorough the beds of the vegetable garden with the dog and think to myself that it won't be long before I can start planting. The beds have sat dormant for the past few years and I can see the garden is dismal and needs nourishment. I understand all to well the work involved; the compost, the digging, the weeding.  But all of it allows for time to play in the dirt, time to revel in the solitude and connect to the earth, which is what I am really after. In the meantime I sit in the warmth of our home each evening with tea and browse through seed catalogs and plan. While the dog lays in my lap and dreams of the holes he is sure to dig. 

My friend Katie and I have started a very simple, once a week blog called 52 Wednesdays.  No words, just one photo from each of us each week picked from some prompts we came up with. I hope you will stop by for a look, just click the tab at the top of the page. 

i hope your day is grand, 
thanks so much for stopping by today,