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 slept until almost 7:00 am 
and he slept even longer
i could not pull myself away from 
the CT flickr pool and miss all of them so much
after breakfast we headed up to Rattlesnake Lake
with the kayaks and the dog's life vest, paddling to the other side
to get away from all the people
on the way back the wind picked up
splashing us and Basil decided to bail
tipping us over. . . 
he swam right to Gary as we both laughed
i even saved his leash