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 


we worked a bit more in the yard
i planted beans 
and then sat under the apple tree and watched
while he built a support for the raspberries
there is always such hope in the garden this time of year
everything emerging, eager for sun and a sprinkling of water
later he left for the east side 
as the dog and watched from the window