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 


coming to the realization that
the only thing i know for sure is that i love
deeply and with all my heart
trying to move beyond the stories i make up
inside my head, without all the facts
learning to keep my mouth closed
and remembering kindness always matters
because all i really can control are my choices

meeting these two for dinner
as they head home from their vacation
hearing their stories and laughter
and loving those smiles