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 

wednesday || week 17

day 118
i spent a good amount of time today raking
dried up holly leaves and pulling morning glory,
trying to work off the deep anger and resentment i was feeling. 
overwhelmed, i paused and sat back on my heals at one point
and reminded myself that life changes constantly
and in a few hours or so i would be okay.
i sat and watched a chipmunk picking the seeds
out of pinecones and scurrying about so high up in the old pine tree,
i thought for sure he would fall, i noticed
Basil searching for a new place to burry his dinosaur,
which he held every so gently in his mouth, 
and i understood we all have dilemmas.
we all have hurdles to get over and pain to bare in life. 
suddenly, i found calm and was pretty stoked about how
good the path now looks under the holly trees. 


thursday || week 17

tuesday || week 17