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 


it felt good to sleep in my own bed
in fresh sheets he had put on 
before he left for the east side
i woke at dawn, still on east coast time 
and was in the garden early  
the sun was so beautiful coming through the flowers
the dog came home in the afternoon
exhausted from his outing with the boys
he's not a pup any more i told them
and now he won't leave my side
i know he is eagerly waiting for me 
to crawl into bed