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 


embracing the extra hour in my day, noticing the sun breaks between down pours, the smell of cinnamon filling the kitchen, stew brazing in the oven (with carrots and beets and potatoes from the garden), the sound of the football game coming from the TV,  each of us aware of the other, yet doing our own thing, plans made for the upcoming week and reminding myself to trust and not jump to conclusions

gratitudes. . .