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 


she was the first to leave today 
i knew it was coming. . . 
we sent everyone off with waves and cheers
Debs chasing the cars with her long legs
and her hair flying, hands raised 
there were others too, 
throughout the day
tears flowed, hearts grew, deep breaths
we gathered on a blanket in the shade
drinking wine and sipping tea, savoring the moments 
holding tight to the time we have left