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 


they totally surprised me
showing up for the afternoon 
with presents and cards 
and their amazing smiles
we fixed dinner and sat outside
taking in the beautiful weather
later, when they all had left
and i was stuck doing the dishes,
i took my time and savored the moments
thinking it was a small price to pay 
for such goodness. thinking wow, , , 
how did i get so lucky? because i am truly so blessed