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 2017 


there are moments i see the little boy, and moments i see the man. 

they laughed as they packed to head up to Bellingham for a few days and the dog and i watched as they backed out of the driveway. the house seems so empty without them, but my mama heart is so full. 

i am thinking of doing the first few months of the year in diptychs i told the dog. he liked the idea. 

there are days i feel as ragged as this leaf and leery of the thorns around me. today was one of those days. 

both would go on the list of top ten books read this year. . .  

he helped me wrap presents.... i think it was the first time EVERY! 

we tried to figure out just how many years we had been at this... close to 25 at least.