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 was surprised at how the feelings  
just overflowed out of me. . .  unexpected
i blamed the tears on that song 
pomp and circumstances 
but my mama heart knows better
i am so proud of him
and all he has done over the past three years
tonight i feel blessed beyond words 
so i am just going to go with that