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 

thursday || week 14

day 98
i cleared out a bed in the vegetable garden
for a few strawberry plants
just enough, to maybe keep us in sunshine warmed berries
for a few weeks over the summer
two, of the three, rhubarb plants are flourishing
and as i type this the first rhubarb crisp
is in the oven baking, timed to be done
about the time he pulls in the driveway
i hurt Basil this morning, hitting him
in the eye with one of his toys as we were playing
all day he looked drunk, one eye cockeyed and swollen
the other one squinting and droopy
the vet however, assured me i did no damage
i thought a lot about trust today, and
looked for lily pads at the pond
i think it might be a tad bit early. . .  

friday || week 15

wednesday || week 14