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 

tuesday || basil's birthday

day 187
jordan called last night to correct me, and i knew he was right,
so this boy got two days worth of birthdays! 
today there was a trip to the pet store,
and some time in the garden, however our walk
was cut short due to fireworks in the neighborhood. 

today he is eight. he is wise and so sweet
and i am not sure what i would do without him! 

Because of the dog’s joyfulness, our own is increased. It is no small gift. It is not the least reason why we should honor as well as love the dog of our own life, and the dog down the street, and all the dogs not yet born. What would the world be like without music or rivers or the green and tender grass? What would this world be like without dogs? ~ Mary Oliver

wednesday || well 27

monday || 4th of July