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 

a list

“I am still so naïve; I know pretty much what I like and dislike; but please, don’t ask me who I am. A passionate, fragmentary girl, maybe?” 
― Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

three word phrases i love

1. ask for help
2. thanks, so much
3. i am sorry
4. go for it
5. call your mom
6. stop and breath
7. let it go
8. rise and shine
9. no strings attached
10. push your boundaries
11. eat real food
12. pick your battles
13. i love you
14. kindness always matters
15. i am grateful
16. actually, i can
17, talk, i'll listen
18. sleep with dogs
19. trust the process
20 less is more  

We are still eating kale out of the garden . . . 
Well sort of.  I am kind of tired of it right now, but it is there if I want it! And it is a beautiful shade of blue-green. 


forgiveness || week 11

my space || week 10