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 


the dogs and i worked all day in the yard
coco trying to sit on my knees as i weeded
the kids got home and there was 
a grand reunion, dog kisses galore
they took over 1000 photos
which i uploaded to my hard drive
for safe keeping
what an amazing place
we talked about how beautiful
our earth is and how 
diverse the terrain is which makes her
they headed home late
eager to sleep in their own bed