Dear Friends,

Another week has passed, and we hope that you are all well and continuing to be healthy and safe. We would like to extend a Happy (belated) Mother’s Day to all the mothers around the world, and thank them for their gifts of life and love. Hopefully everyone was able to find their unique ways of celebrating and sending their love across the miles to all the amazing women in their lives.

Understandably these past weeks have felt long and perhaps frightening and frustrating at times, but let us all give thanks to one another for pitching in and working ‘together apart’ to help mitigate the results of this current pandemic. What we have been facing is unique for all of us, save the centenarians who survived through something similar in the early 1900s. History most always has a way of repeating itself, however that does not mean we cannot learn from each experience and apply our knowledge to our present and future. It is important to ask what have we learned about ourselves over the last few months. What keeps us inspired? How do we react when faced with new challenges? How do we treat our neighbors locally and globally? How do we dig deep and find motivation when maybe we just want to climb under the covers? Try to find some time to reflect upon your own personal questions and find the answers that work for you, that keep you going, that help you navigate the waters, that bring you peace and hope. While we may be forever changed in some ways, we will evolve and find our way together.

This past week in the Northwoods, and many locations across the country, we found that Mother Nature was not quite done with her cold spells, as we experienced temperatures dropping to frigid numbers for several days. While not what we were anticipating, it did reveal some wonderful photographic opportunities as the waters splashed along the shoreline creating magical ice sculptures, allowing us to simultaneously capture the bursts of spring and the remnants of winter. We may have had to bundle up a bit more for a few days, but it did not inhibit our continued efforts of getting our grounds and garden beds tidy and our accommodations cleaned and ready for the season. With the warmer days fast approaching, we are here and look forward to welcoming you when the time is right for us all.

Please reflect upon some of our moments below, as the season is continuing to unfold.

Thank you for being a part of our family.
 
With love,
Sue, Denny, Steph, Todd, Scott and James


P.S. If any of you have found inspiration in our photographs that have resulted in drawings or paintings, we would love to see them and share them! Please email your works to art@dillmans.com – subject line: INSPIRED MOMENTS – DILLMAN’S