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 


he had an extra long walk today
and some play time in the yard 
while i thinned the carrots and beets
he rode along in the car 
when i went to buy a few snacks 
for the plane and stopped
by the library for a book to read
he knows something is up
and so he sat and watched me pack my bags
and looked at me with that sad face