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 


today i worked on forgiveness
saying i am sorry
and letting it go
i said these words to others
but also to myself
and it felt really good

i played with the leaf blower
which is just as good as the weed-eater
and not nearly as hard on my back

i walked the dog
and let him ride in the front seat
to and from the river
without any worry about his dirty paws
i told him i had missed him up front
and the backseat was the perfect place to store
his leftover cookies