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 


we drove up to take them to dinner
to celebrate her birthday
32 times around the sun
we laughed and had so much fun
ate too much and maybe had a few glasses of wine
i dropped into bed so tired
my heart full, from all the family love
that has come my way this week
i was especially full of gratitude
to have her in our lives
lucky she puts up with us
lucky she seems to love us too

but most of all, felling so blessed, because they love each other so. . .