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 had so many good intentions today
yet at noon, i was feeling pretty unproductive
i headed out to buy annuals for the pots on the deck
and that didn't even life my mood
but the long walk the dog and i took before dinner
helped, as did the emails flying back and forth 
about this upcoming weekend