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 

goodbye september || weel 38

“Ah, September! You are the doorway to the season that awakens my soul... but I must confess that I love you only because you are a prelude to my beloved October.”  ~ Peggy Horton

The week was full of fall colors, fall tastes,  and family. 
Overwhelming me at times with love and not enough sleep! 

“Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero.” 
― Brad BoneyThe Nothingness of Ben

We headed to Bellingham over the weekend to celebrate Courtney's birthday with pasta and the big cookie tart! 

“Everything you see I owe to spaghetti.” 
― Sophia Loren

On our way back to the car we passed the Police station where I persuaded them to pose with me in the reflection of the window. Notice the policeman working inside! 

"There is something about very cold weather that gives one an enormous appetite. Most of us find ourselves beginning to crave rich steaming stews and hot apple pies and all kinds of delicious warming dishes; and because we are all a great deal luckier than we realize, we usually get what we want—or near enough." 
— Roald Dahl ~ Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 
 soon to be vegan apple crisp 

soon to be vegan apple crisp 



 delecatia squash ready for roasting 

delecatia squash ready for roasting 

The dog and I walked along the river a few times, looking for the first homecoming salmon, but I think it is still a bit early. However, the colors are changing and the air is crisp and lovely. 

"My work is the world. Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird - equal seekers of sweetness. Here the quickening yeast; there the blue plums..." 
— Mary Oliver

I think I love fall best. . .  

currently || week 39

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