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 tucked all my "journals" away today
along with the self-help books
so many starts and stops; so much rambling and confusion
i think i need to go back to simple
gratitude, kindness and love
noticing moments and listening
taking note of the life around me with my camera
or not. . . 
but taking time to notice, smile more and worry less
stop overthinking and trust my gut
and relax a bit more into my life. . .  

the colors in the sky as the day started to unfold, his wagging tail, new music at the gym, a perfect avocado, digital check-outs from the library and how with one click they show up on my kindle, cilantro, dog walking along the river, fall colors and quiet. . .