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 2017 


he left early, before the pass got bad. the dog and i spent some quiet time before we took off for our walk. i like my new expresso maker. 

we celebrated all his hard work tonight with dinner out. his smile never stopped all night. . . 

so much goodness today. skypeing with pam was the best! and i guess it is not only him who leaves tools out in the rain. . . 

gratitudes:: erin, who kicks my butt in PT and today told me she cannot believe how strong I am getting, the fact that i feel it too is so good, afternoon pie baking, a long talk with jordan, a slow walk with the dog in the late afternoon, and a new drink... 

justin did the potatoes for Thanksgiving dinner and talked about them all night long. how could they not be good, he put a whole package of cream cheese in them! there were calls from the other two and too many blessing to list. life is grand. 

he helped me get the Christmas boxes out today (we are still missing some) and i put the village up. i love the newlyweds.... love that she has red hair. 

we woke to snow, bundled up before breakfast and headed out for a walk. he surprised us and came too.