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 



gratitudes: water, which is abundant and i can use feely, because everything is so dry right now, this silly dog, who moved his turtle and his dinosaur twice today and begged to bring them into the house, a long talk with a close friend, finding a few ripe strawberries hidden under some daisies in the garden, the gentle lifting of an unsettling feeling, plans finalized for a trip later on in the month and him on his way home for the weekend. . .