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 || welcome

day 24
we walk the yard. him with his nose to the ground sniffing and barking a bit,
while i look for signs of spring. there are tiny, green shoots coming up
in the daisy patch, and there are buds on the camellias. the roses
even have a tiny bit of growth. however, there is no sign of the hellebores
so i know i am only being hopeful. the ground is too frozen to even consider
getting out there to dig in the dirt and raking, while needed,
is not what i am after. the garden welcomes me with open arms
and anticipation. for today i am grateful for the walk through as it
puts me in the mood for what is waiting underground. 

wednesday || pony packs

monday || tossed