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 

friday || Christmas Day

359/365 gratitudes
for waking up to snow falling  and watching as they each pull into driveway, for opening gifts, which were all so thoughtful, and all of us agreeing scaling back was such a good idea, for fancy gin cocktails and everyone pitching in to help with dinner, for me making it through the first half of the original Star Wars and leaving the rest of them downstairs as i crawled into bed tired but so happy, for falling asleep to their chatter and laughter as they finished it up knowing they would all be here in the morning. . .  

Merry Christmas

saturday || week 51

thursday || christmas eve