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 woke to the sound of birds
singing like crazy in the watershed
we ran some errands, buying a few more 
plants for the containers on the deck
there was a mother's day gift from Jordan in the mail 
(a new iPhone case with a photo of Basil!)
and then some back and forth text messages! 
later i made Tandoori chicken for dinner
and it was warm enough to eat outside
summer is on her way