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 


“You know how some people, when they're together, they somehow make you feel more hopeful? Make you feel like the world is not the insane place it really is?” 
~ Rebecca Wells, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood 


We headed to Portland for 48 hours; arriving one by one and leaving the same way. I am claiming the moments, the words, the laugher, the tears, the honesty, the love and friendship mine, and caring for them deep inside of me. 

But the photos. . . . some of those I am sharing. 

I sit and marvel at life, how blessed and full and amazing it is if we are open to it; if we just say yes. If we listen and care and pay attention, if we are tender and understanding with others and ourselves, we are in turn given opportunities to grow. And in the process we get to know ourselves just a little bet better. 

“Every time I thought that I was "put together," I realized that we're always putting ourselves together, gathering the world in, letting it sift down and form us.” 
~ Rebercca Wells, The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder



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