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 


“The problem with people is they forget that most of the time it’s the small things that count. Everyone’s so busy waiting in the Waiting Place.”  

~Jennifer Niven, All the Bright Place 

There was a moment of sunshine in the back yard over the weekend; so I took advantage of it. There was also an amazing beet salad with a wonderful dressing one night for dinner, and sweet moments with my cute pup. There are times I wish I lived in Paris or Rome, or even closer to Seattle so I could take photos of something new. I wonder at times why I keep at this. But then I remind myself that these are my moments and each one is worthy and each one has the ability to take my breath away. And somehow, it never gets old for me. 

i am reading All the Bright Places right now
and really loving it. . .
what are you reading? 
have a splendid monday. . .