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 


i woke in the darkness of the early morning
to the voice of an owl
listening as it soothed me back to sleep
Basil is grounded to the house
and not allowed out without supervision
even though i think his howling is so cute, 
i don't think our neighbors feel the same way
i told Gary it is a raccoon, he thinks it is just a cat