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 


“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” 
~ Annie Dillard, The Writing Life 

reading :: First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen 
watching :: Chef's Table on Nexflix 
listening to :: podcasts 
cooking from :: my brain, making it up as i go
eating :: the first asparagus and leeks 
drinking :: iced greed tea with homemade rhubarb simple syrup 
loving :: purple lilacs and the smell of fresh cut grass  
missing :: Jordan, still 
anticipating :: meeting some friends in Portland over mother's day weekend 
enjoying :: my new camera 
feeling :: calm and comfortable 
thinking :: about grace and how to have more of it in my daily life 
celebrating :: Justin's graduation this coming weekend
wearing :: capris and t-shirts
planning :: some small hikes with the dog 

what are you doing currently? 
do tell. . . .