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 

hello fall

After a long, dry and very warm summer it seems fall came overnight. The air coming in through our open window at night is cool and the comforter came out of the closet. Our summer was full of goodness but I am ready for shorter days and some rain. Yesterday he and I took the dog for a long walk along the Cedar River where fall is starting to show her colors. 

"A breeze flew through, picking up some leaves and swirling them around, the sound like fluttering pages in a quiet library." 
~Sarah Addison Allen, Frist Frost

the birdbath

new intentions