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 

a break

Right now I'm taking a break from hip-hop documentaries. But I would do it if things lined up.

~ Michael Rapaport


In a few days I am going to enable the blog portion of this space for a while. I am going to be taking a break. Maybe it is my age, or just that I have moved into a different frame of mind, or mindset, but it feels like the right thing to do right now. 

I will still be posting my 365, my daily moments, and still be sharing photos from trips and celebrations or brief moments, as I like to call them; but I am done writing for a bit. 

What I really want to focus on is daily gratitudes and becoming a better photographer. So I am giving myself some space to do this. 

For those of you who visit here and have followed me over the past year or so, I cannot thank you enough! I hope you will mossy back once in a while and take a peek at my photos and my daily moments to see what I am up to and maybe leave a bit of love (just hit that heart!)

 After all I lead such an exciting life! 

thanks again for stopping by 
and for all the support, 



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