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 called him after school and sang him happy birthday
and i asked him if he felt different
he said not really and we laughed
i told him to wait until he was 60 then he might notice
i can't believe he is nine
i can't believe he is part of our lives
this weekend we have a date to celebrate
just he and grandpa and me