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 

friday || snow

friday || snow

“I am not interested in shooting new things – I am interested to see things new.” 
~Ernst Haas

we lose a tree in the snowstorm, it is small
and covered in ivy. . . both of us having said, for a few years now, 
that it needed to come down. nature takes care of it for us. 
it lands, doing no damage and i am able to get up close
to see its beauty from a different point of view. 

"But, like ivy, we grow where there is room for us."
~ Miranda July 

the snow is deep and heavy, quiet and beautiful. 
i take the dog out to play three times the very first day,
much like i did the boys, when they were little. 
however, he does not require dry clothes, warm mittens
or hot chocolate with marshmallows. 

"Only in the winter, in the country, can you have longer quiet stretches when you can savor belonging to yourself."
~ Ruth Stout

we eat soup and homemade biscuits. 
hot from the oven. with butter and Courtney's raspberry jam. 
such an indulgence. . .
i read this and this and finish this finally. 

we take care of paper work, and really start to feel
retired. . . i spend time thinking about camping
and kayaking, and mark up my seed catalog
while drinking peppermint tea. 

"There is nothing that is comparable to it, as satisfactory or as thrilling, as gathering the vegetables one has grown."
~ Alice B. Tokas 

"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it."
~ Roald Dahl

yes, i know. . .  that face! 
i feel the very same way. 

thank you for stopping by, 
have a great weekend. 

tuesday || love

tuesday || love

monday || week 5

monday || week 5