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 both worked most of the day in the vegetable garden
he finished with the compost and i planted: 
carrots, beets, more lettuce, and the rest of the potatoes 
we soon discovered that it was going to be a chore
to keep Basil out of the beds
so he framed each bed and stung some rope 
he is awesome! and it seemed to do the trick
i came in so dirty and tired
and it felt so good