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 

currently || week 43

"The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself."  
— Anna Quindlen  

r e a d i n g || A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman  
l i s t e n i n g || to The Wallin Jennys on Spotify
d r i n k i n g || water, lots of water  

w a t c h i n g || The Gilmore Girls on Netflix
l o v i n g || the rain, sun breaks and apples
h a s h t a g g i n g || #owlbegratful #beaglesofinstagram and #thecoffeediaries 

p l a n n i n g || Thanksgiving dinner
p i n n i n g || kitchen remodels
c o o k i n g || from A Modern Way to Eat by Anna Jones 

e a t i n g || all things apples, warm soups and string cheese
f e e l i n g || a bit lost, a bit blue and so very grateful
t h i n k i n g || about what i want to be when i grow up

e n j o y i n g || walking along the river with the dog, still
g o i n g || to Idaho in a few days for a birthday celebration
t h a n k f u l || for tears and the opportunity for growth 

"I am so often struck by what we do not do, all of us. And I am also, now, so acutely aware of the quick passage of time, the way that we come suddenly to our own separate closures. It is as though a thing says, I told you. But you thought I was just kidding." 
— Elizabeth Berg || Pull of the Moon

trust || week 44

fighting || week 42