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 


we woke to pouring rain 
and i laid for a bit and listened to it through the open window
later he was all smiles when i picked them both up 
and we all talked about how much relief we all felt
we stopped and had lunch with Brandon in the shop
and i marveled at how neat and tidy he keeps his fly tying material