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 2018 


“I woke to the sound of rain.”  ~ Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar 

It is not the unyielding rainfall, 
but rather the constant gray drizzle 
which can pull her into a relentless gloom.
She teases herself with memories of 
lingering bygone days of summers past;
the sent of roses and lavender filling the air around her.
When this happens she reminds herself
that every season merits a place in her heart,
every season has a purpose, a place in the order 
significance and beauty.
It is her job to notice. 
Her job to find beauty in the tiniest details. 
It is only when she is conscious of this
that she is reward, compensated
and content. 
She understands then, that no day should be wished away,
no moment pushed aside or ignored.
But, rather gathered up in her arms to be held deep inside her very being. 


isn't life grand.... xooox