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 


the deep chill in the air and how it generates such a fresh and clean smell, rainfall which makes the rivers flow and the waterfalls thunder, professionals which offer up help and compassion, the dog's wagging tail and the smell of gingerbread lingering when i walked through our front door, the fact that i made six, even though i only need three, because two of them stuck, and knowing he won't mind the crumbling leftovers

gratitudes. . .