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 40

day 280
we run errands today, together. it is good and we laugh and talk, 
and get things checked off both our lists. 
i realized how nice it is to have him home, to do this together.
i walk the dog in the afternoon but somehow can't muster
up the need to take my big girl camera.
i decide i am in a bit of photo rut, finding it hard
to find inspiration, worrying suddenly that i really have no business pursuing
this passion, because it is not artistic enough. . .  it is a phase, i know.
i spend some time on flickr, looking at past years
and it becomes obvious i need to change things up some,
shoot with more intention, or something. 
i resolve to make some photo dates with myself to stretch myself a bit. 
in the meantime i use my phone to capture apples someone put out for the deer
(and the slugs) 
and kiss the dog's sweet nose and embrace fall. 

friday || week 41

wednesday || week 40