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 

weekending || his birthday

day 42 and 43
the kids all come home to celebrate his birthday.
we make tamales and salad and vegan chocolate cake.
the house is full of dogs and laughter and goodness.
Brandon teaches him how to play a new football game on his phone, 
and Jordan and Katie take Basil home for the week. 
tonight i am bone tired in a good way and my heart is full. 
happy birthday to my sweetie. . .  i love you tons. 


monday || the pugs

friday || sunshine