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 really think the garden 
looks the best it has looked in years
today i pulled out lazy Susans by the handfuls 
filling the compost bucket with them
and yet still the big flower bed is overflowing with them
come fall they will put on a stunning show
we are waiting now for Jordan and Katie
he leaves tomorrow for the whole summer
so i am going to take in as much as i can of him
over these last 24 hours