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 played all day with my camera
practicing exposure and  metering 
then i baked a raspberry cake
just so i could take photos of it
there was a long, lovely walk in the rain 
because the dog and i both needed to get outside
and later i sat by the hummingbird feeder 
because they were going nuts in the yard
but the dog kept them away from the feeders 
now i really need to finish packing