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 


it was amazing to see so many people i "use" to know
it made me understand i have lost touch a bit
with my community
no kids left to keep us all bound together
no teaching job to at least keep some of us
connected. . . 
it is sad it takes a death to bring us together
but he would have loved the fact
that we all were there to celebrate his life
told stories about him and laughed and cried
and he would have been damn proud
of my garden this year. . .