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 

winging it

“I’m a big believer in winging it. I’m a big believer that you’re never going to find perfect city travel experience or the perfect meal without a constant willingness to experience a bad one. Letting the happy accident happen is what a lot of vacation itineraries miss, I think, and I’m always trying to push people to allow those things to happen rather than stick to some rigid itinerary.”  ~ Anthony Bourdain 

I am a true believer that too much planning can mess things. In my experience you are only setting yourself up for disappointment and frustration if you have a ridged agenda set in you mind. That's why I am packing light and opening myself up to the moment. Wondering what kind of concoctions I might dream up if I move forward into the sea mist with only the intention of being present and my flip flops. 

the beach
• clothes [bring a sweatshirt]
• books
• camera
• notecards
• gin and tonic water, oh and limes
• a bit of food
• pillow
• flipflops 

i will be back in a few days. . . 


beach dogs

squash blossoms