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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 

making a comment

making a comment

Spring has arrived and the rain still lingers. The soil however, is warm enough to do some planting and so I dig in the dirt. 

I shake out tiny lettuce and arugula seeds in wavy rows along with beets and carrots. I weed the strawberry patch, pinching off runners, easing  them into their own space. I pick the first blooms from the yard and stick them in vases of cool, clean water. I cut the first thick, red rhubarb stalk and make a crisp. i go to the gym and to the library and laugh with him. The dog and I snuggle as I read and most days we walk.

He sniffs and I notice. . .  

"Do you bow your head when you pray or do you look up into that blue space?
Take your choice, prayers fly from all directions."
— Mary Oliver, 

"That’s the big question, the one the world throws at you every morning.
“Here you are, alive. Would you like to make a comment?" 
— Mary Oliver

plants for sale

plants for sale

Take me as I am

Take me as I am