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 47

"When I don’t know what to do about something,” she tells me, “I just leave the idea alone for a while. A good idea will feed itself and grow. A bad one will disappear—as it should." 
— Sasha MartinLife From Scratch: A Memoir of Food, Family, and Forgiveness

r e a d i n g || Those Girls: A Novel by Chevy Stevens (we shall see) 
l i s t e n i n g || to MIndy Smith's Christmas Songs
d r i n k i n g || peppermint tea

w a t c h i n g || The Gilmore Girls on Netflix (still) 
l o v i n g || the twinkle lights in the neighborhood
h a s h t a g g i n g || thinking of giving up hashtags! 

p l a n n i n g || some photo projects for the new year
p r a c t i c i n g || forgiveness, listening and trust
c o o k i n g || simple 

e a t i n g || eggs, salads, soup and satsumas
f e e l i n g || nostalgic  
t h i n k i n g || about boundaries 

e n j o y i n g || these three grown men!  
g o i n g || to slow down and savor the season
t h a n k f u l || for friendship and the ability to be honest

how was your week?

abundance || week 48

gratitude || week 46