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 

abundance || week 48

"She believed, as others did, that a camera was good for more than recording the world. A photograph wasn't a response to something; it was something." 
— Whitney OttoEight Girls Taking Pictures

the rain is single minded
and the trees block what little light there is
come midweek, the wind kicks in and the power goes out for hours

i am reminded of all the things i cannot do
things i might not have done, but now the option is not even there
and so, suddenly, these chores, these project (i have put on hold) seem pressing and crucial

early in the week i meet an old friend for the first time, face to face
she opens up her home to me and teaches me some new lighting tricks
and i am astounded yet again, at the friendships my camera has opened up for me   

i see so clearly that there is a rhythm to my seasons now
each one bringing comfort, familiarity and abundance
and i remind myself to not get lackadaisical or passive  

but to keep not only a keen eye on the world around me
but also an open mind
and always keep a bit of chocolate in the house. . .  

how was your week?

sufficient || week 49

currently || week 47