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 

saturday || Christmas Eve

day 359
the house is ready, the fridge is stocked
the presents are wrapped and i am in anticipation mode
they arrive tomorrow and we are ready. . .  
today the dog and i walked, it had been awhile, 
both of us took our time, spotted beauty in the pond
and the woods around us . . .  
i can't remember the last time i took a selfie
for some reason, which i won't question
i felt a deep need to mark this beautiful day

Orchard and Road

In the traffic of our days
may we attend to each thing
so that patterns are revealed
amidst the offerings of chance.

All things want to be heard,
so let us listen to what they say.
In the end we will hear what we are:
the orchard or the road leading past. 
~ Rainer Maria Rilke

sunday || Christmas Day

friday || week 52