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 rain makes them melt
so i picked every open one in the yard
thinking i will be gone come thursday
and over the weekend
so i might as well enjoy them inside
suddenly it has dawned on me that 
in just a few days
i will meet them, face to face
holy smokes. . .  
i can hardly stand it