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 

hello fall || week 37

“That old September feeling, left over from school days, of summer passing, vacation nearly done, obligations gathering, books and football in the air ... Another fall, another turned page: there was something of jubilee in that annual autumnal beginning, as if last year's mistakes had been wiped clean by summer.” 
― Wallace Stegner || Angle of Repose

Seattle = Starbucks and the 12th Man 

“There is nothing perfect...only life.” 
― Sue Monk Kidd || The Secret Life of Bees
   blooming now                                                                 

  blooming now                                                                 

 wedding attire 

wedding attire 

“I like all weddings, but isn't it particularly lovely when two grown-ups decide to get married?” 
― Gabrielle Zevin || The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
"A dog can never tell you what she knows from the
smells of the world, but you know, watching her,
that you know
almost nothing." 
— Mary Oliver || Dog Songs 

a tiny glimpse of my week
thursday to thursday
fall colors, rain, dogs, shipyards, a wedding, starbucks, pizza and wine, blooming, harvesting, 
hello fall, welcome. . . 
it was a long, hot summer



goodbye september || weel 38

things change