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 

currently || week 39

“On gray days, when it's snowing or raining, I think you should be able to call up a judge and take an oath that you'll just read a good book all day, and he'd allow you to stay home.” 
~ Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes

r e a d i n g || Rising Strong by Brene Brown
l i s t e n i n g || to a mixed CD gifted from a friend
d r i n k i n g || lots of chai tea

w a t c h i n g || Scandal & Indian Summers
l o v i n g || the fall colors and the rain we are having
h a s h t a g g i n g || #fallcolors #gratitude #momentswithbasil

p l a n n i n g || a get away with our kids
p i n n i n g || food porn
c o o k i n g || from Near and Far by Heidi Swanson

e a t i n g || Brussels sprouts, winter squash and the kale from the garden
f e e l i n g || a bit vulnerable, in a good way
t h i n k i n g || about redoing the family room

e n j o y i n g || walking along the river with the dog
g o i n g || away in eight days to spend a couple night with my #photoladyfriends
t h a n k f u l || for close friends who listen and don't judge

“She inhaled again. 'You made it rain,' she said softly, delighted. 
'Everyone needs a respite from the sun.” 
~ Kathleen Tessaro, The Perfume Collector 

anticipation || week 40

goodbye september || weel 38