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 


i had the pool all to myself this morning
back and forth for almost 45 minutes
on the way home i needed milk
and these tulips called to me
there was a long walk with the dog
and then i treated myself to my latest obsession; 
The Great British Back Off 
 how come i am always the last to know! 

errands were run
the dog to get his nails trimmed 
and a new headlight for my car
i made recipe #6 from Plenty
Smoky Frittata, which i will make again
he made the salad and opened wine 
oh and who would know i would love 
the rowing machine at the gym like i do? 

we met them for dinner
trying out the new bar and grill in town
everyone else in town had the same idea
we were all too full to eat the birthday cakes
so i sent them home with them 

it is always a treat to wake to blue sky
and sun and shadows dancing along the wood floors
we had a small misunderstanding
before heading to the big dog park along the water
where basil played so hard
and the sun put us both in better moods
he headed for the east side when we got home
and the dog... 
well he is still sleeping 

the day was glorious, warm and sunny
and it left me yearning for spring 
tonight there was a long talk with Brandon
fishing, a new phone for him and cooking
in a bit i will crawl into bed and finish my book
savoring the last of it 

she called and felt just like i did 
let's get out of the house i said
so we headed to World Market for a bit
where i found these pickles
which brandon raved and raved about last night
i however, did not get the spicy ones
but the girl who checked me out assured me
i would be back for more 

i mixed up bread while still in my morning sweats
and then, with the dog's head in my lap, i finally finished the book
sitting in the sun, which streamed through the front windows 
sill in my morning sweats
and then talked to her for almost an hour
her voice and words so understanding and speaking to my heart
and then i finally showered in mid afternoon
and went outside with the dog and thought so much about the day
and all the beauty that unfolded 
and how blessed i feel to have the life i do