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 went swimming around 2:00 
and for the first time i had to share a lane
later there was a trip to the library
where i picked up Annie Dillard
the dog and walked the pond
and i made rosemary rhubarb simple syrup 
with the last of the rhubarb from the garden
i just got done when there was a text
Ma! can you Skype? 
going to bed with a full heart tonight 
and counting the days until he is home 
for a few weeks. . .