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 had moments of overflowing love today
and wanted to see my kids something fierce
so i headed to the river in hopes of seeing some salmon
i ran into a class from Green River
and overheard their instructor talking echo systems and spawning
i stood and talked to one of the students for a long time
and had to just laugh a bit when he asked me
if i knew anything about fish. . .