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 


it was a quiet Easter
he woke up with a swollen hand
which needed to be checked out (all is okay) 
i worked in the yard, planting a few lettuce starts
and the garlic
i listened to the hummingbirds bicker
and watched as Basil moved his turtle
around the yard. . . 
finally hiding it in one of the compost bins
later we ate sandwiches and he headed east
i tried to talk him in to staying
but off he went