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 


Cannon came to spend the night 
we all worked outside all day
Gary cleaned the hot tub
and tilled four garden beds! 
Cannon helped us both, emptying my weed bucket
and helping in the garden
i attempted another loaf of sourdough
(which was not as good as the first one)
and now I am waiting for them to finish their movie
then we will all make homemade pasta for our dinner
and eat it with flat sourdough bread 
later there might be popcorn 

we had bacon and eggs and 
sourdough pancakes for breakfast
there was time in the yard
while Gary mowed the lawn and pruned 
the tree out front
Justin came to pick him up and stayed for 
a few hours to catch up (and ate some pancakes!)
then in a blink of the an eye, they all left 
and now it is just me and the dog