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 Baker.  

Thank you so much for stopping by. 


 ©Cathy Sly 2018 


“I don’t believe we should carry backup
plans in life’s suitcase—

they’re too easy to unpack 
like living a life in yoga pants, 
so comfortable our hips spread
into new timezones...

” Kelli Russell Agodon, Hourglass Museum 

i surface, halfheartedly
rehearsing for life
offering up monosyllabic conversations to others
while deep inside my head
the ongoing conversations consume me
i make detailed list for living
and yearn for a time when it will all come natural
and i won't feel as if i am drowning


all is well friends, just feeling a bit overwhelmed today,