Dear Friends,

We hope you are all well and were able to enjoy your first full week of summer. As the days start to feel longer and lazier and the temperatures get warmer and warmer, it makes it easier for one to imagine stealing away and perhaps forgetting about life for just a minute. And we could all certainly use a break from the headlines as of late... To dream of lying blissfully under the trees and dozing off while the gentle breezes ruffle the grass and wildflowers. To envision an early morning stroll catching the prisms of dew on the grass blades and the first glimpse of the sunrise while listening to the daybreak notes of the birdsongs. To get lost watching the gentle currents of the lake at dusk and following the sun as it drops below the horizon and lights the sky ablaze in fiery hues.

Without a doubt, over the last several months, we have all wrestled with our sense of control, or perhaps a lack thereof, from time to time. What routines and guidelines to follow, what news outlets to watch, how to offer help in a time when many feel helpless. How to take charge of our days and direct the most positive outcomes. And while it is important to stay focused and set goals, to feel accomplished even in the simplest of tasks, it is also just as important to find the moments to let go. To exhale. No agenda, no master plan. Just be and rely on our inner faith to know that everything is going to be alright, even though we may be dodging curve balls left and right these days. Once again, this does not gloss over anything or make light of current events, but our lives go on and we must strike the right balance in order to maintain and strengthen our mental, physical and emotional reserves. To build up our fortitude and tenacity to carry on, support, believe in, and stand up for one another, and strive to make this world a better place one day at a time.

Here at the resort we are working hard to foster this environment and allow our guests to ease their grasp, take advantage of the simple pleasures and rejuvenate. Taking a leisurely kayak trip to nearby Headflyer lake and observing the mother loon patiently sitting on her nest, paddle boarding at sunset, perfecting your backflip on the water trampoline, spying on the baby birds as they hatch and prepare to leave their nests, watching the flowers bloom and each have their moment like a perfectly conducted orchestra, finding the elusive four (and five) leaf clovers, and ending each evening by the magical glow of a campfire. We would love for you to join us and discover your own ways to make the minutes feel like hours, and the hours feel like weeks. The more you can renew your spirit the more you can pay that energy forward, and we can all benefit from that level of community and kindness today, tomorrow and always. 

Thank you for being a part of our family.

Please enjoy our images as we try to capture the moments of the season.

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

writing by James Deskevich
photography by Scott Robertson and James Deskevich