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 


there is something about 
coming down the back stairs 
in the morning 
walking into the kitchen
and finding them all still here 
that fills my heart so. . . 
the day was full of bathing caps
and tutus, wigs and wine
t-shirt making and lining up for a group photo
oh, and jumping of course
and talking, so much talking, and smiles 
walking down to the beach at the golden hour
before sharing a meal together (the Canadians cooked for us) 
all of us feeling the closeness of this amazing journey
and later, heading to bed knowing there is still one more full day
holy smokes!