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 || small wonders

tuesday || small wonders

day 206

"Maybe life doesn't get any better than this, or any worse, and what we get is just what we're willing to find: small wonders, where they grow."
~ Barbara Kingsolver

I water the garden today and noice the huge yellow flower which appeared overnight on one of the zucchini plants. I notice the soft pink bloom of a forgotten rose, tucked away in the cutting bed, somehow lost among the vast crocosmia, which I meant to divide last spring. I notice the snake has moved to a cooler spot, or he has learned to stay away when I am out there. I notice how the winter squash is tumbling out of its bed, just as I knew it would and I am glad I gave it room to wander. I notice the smell of the tomato plants, which I would wear as perfume if they bottled it. I notice how I am able to water and be with my breath and at the same time take in the sunshine and the morning stillness. I notice I come away filled with goodness and gratitude. 

wednesday || shopping

wednesday || shopping

monday || joy

monday || joy