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 


i cleaned up the garden today
pulling the squash vines and bean stalks,
placing them on top of the beds to decompose
i picked the last of the green beans
but there are still beets and kale and Brussels sprouts
and maybe a few more meals of broccoli out there
and of course the winter squash and potatoes
which are tucked away
the dog helped
by moving his turtle