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 

monday || solitude

monday || solitude

day 219 || August 7th 

I wake early and open the house to let in the coolness of the night. The smoke seems better today. I feed the dogs and the cat and head out to take care of the chickens, who make me laugh. I think they are really beautiful and can't wait for them to start laying. Later I pick a whole half gallon of blueberries, freezing some of them for their winter pancakes but also leaving a big bowl out to snack on. The dogs and I go for a walk along the trails and then sit on the couch on the sunporch. They nap and I read. Finally around 5:00 pm I decide it is time to shower and get out of my morning clothes. . .  who am I kidding I think.

I do shower, but don't really get dressed, choosing instead some new morning clothes. The dogs and I are in bed early. Solitude does a soul good I think. 

tuesday || water bowls

tuesday || water bowls

sunday || building a life

sunday || building a life