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 


he packed for Alaska
switching out his Bahama clothes 
for flannel and gore tex
swapping out fishing gear
and flies and hats 
then they headed to B-ham
and Gary headed for the east side
and just like that i am alone
my heart a little bit achey
and yet so full
we will see them in just a few days
but for now i will savor those smiles