We hope that you are all staying well. We would like to dedicate our message this week to everyone on the West coast of our country as they are enduring the awful tragedies of the raging wildfires. Even here in our slice of paradise the skies are seeing the effects of the smoke caused by the devastation. Please take a moment to send positive energy and healing thoughts to each person and each creature in harm’s way, and let us all pause and reflect to truly appreciate and cherish all of the gifts that we have in our lives.
The poem below comes from one of our long time guests, Bob Lindgren. Bob and his wife Sharon have not been able to visit for a few years, and recently Bob found the following writing in his email drafts folder. It was written on their last visit in 2017 and inspired by Dillman’s and the poet Gerard Manley Hopkins.
SUNRISE AT DILMAN'S BAY
Quiet is the first sound.
It expands, intensifies,
Announces its primacy.
Slowly, other sounds enter.
A beating heart.
Listen! A plaintive loon calls
Searching for her, you suddenly see
Morning colors, muted yet intense,
Limning the East, suffusing the West,
Revealing the sun's intended path.
Cumulus overhead inch across the sky
You notice their movement
Only because you have dared
To listen to the Quiet.
Thank you Bob. Thank you all for taking the time to listen to the quiet and find your peace. Thank you for paying the calmness forward to one another and making the world a better place one simple action at a time. And thank you for your support through the years. You make our world brighter.
With love and gratitude,
Sue, Denny, Steph, Todd, Scott and James
Please enjoy our images as we continue to capture the moments of the days.
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
writing by James Deskevich / Poem by Bob Lingren
photography by Scott Robertson and James Deskevich (unless otherwise credited)