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 

open || week 41

"A person can only move forward, she thinks. A person should only move forward." 
— Elisabeth Strout, Olive Kitteridge 

My week was full of goodness; a weekend away with amazing woman, walks along the river; body moving, Basil sniffing and weather which rivaled springtime. Most of the pots on the deck were emptied and tucked away for the winter. Even though the geraniums were still blooming, I know winter is on her way. 

"Traits don't change, states of mind do." 
—  Elizabeth Strout,  Olive Kitteridge

Sunrise and the view from the deck of the house we rented.

"People like to think the younger generation's job is to steer the world to hell. But it's never true, is it? They're hopeful and good - and that's how it should be." 
— Elizabeth Strout, Olive Kitteridge

Tree art and spiderwebs. . .  

Stew with sour cherries, mushrooms and wine. . . 

"Don't be scared of your hunger. If you're scared of your hunger, you'll just be one more ninny like everyone else." 
— Elizabeth Strout, Olive Kitteridge  

The memories of the weekend held me though the week. So much talking and being heard. Walks on the beach, good food, some fancy cocktails and a knitting lesson. How was your week? 

I think Olive Kitteridge is in my top five. . .  

fighting || week 42

anticipation || week 40