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 


his friends stopped by to say hello
and goodbye. . . 
there was grilled pizza
and Alaskan salmon
growlers of beer and rum punch
and friendship
i told them all to do their best 
to convince him to give up this gig
settle down, with all of them
they promised me they would do their best