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 

i should have planted tomatoes

“Summer was a lady who didn't give up her spotlight easily.” 
~ Sarah Addison Allen, Garden Spells 

                                                                                                                                                           [ the path to the river ]

                                                                                                                                                          [ the path to the river ]

I woke this morning and it was overcast and cool, but I know that by noon it will be in will be sunny and hot.

I woke this morning and headed out to put the water on the garden where I picked two zucchini and saw that there will be beans tonight for dinner. 

                                                                                                                                                                    [ water play ] 

                                                                                                                                                                   [ water play ] 

I woke this morning and thought to myself....

this it the year I should have planted tomatoes. 

happy monday, 



squash blossoms

this is where i am