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 


"We begin to find and become ourselves when we notice how we are already found, already truly, entirely, wildly, messily, marvelously who we were born to be."  ~ Anne Lamott 

Here is what I know for sure. . . 
~ you are the one who made me a mother
~ you have a huge heart and always put others before yourself
~ you have taught me to look at my motives and think of others instead of myself 
~ you are the first one to jump in and help me around the house when you are home
~ you are an amazing "father" 
~ you are now a college graduate (congratulations!) 
~ you love to fish, you love to talk fish, you love to watch people fish, you love fish
~ you can talk to anyone and make them feel comfortable 
~ you love mac and cheese and peanut butter but have to be reminded to eat sometimes
~ you have taught me it's sometimes all about the accessories, the hat, the shoes, the ink
~ you love deeply and with a full heart 
~ you are my hero. . .  

Happy birthday, 34 will be amazing, I just know it! 
Love, Mom