About Dee

Dee Blair is a writer, gardener, designer, and musician, as well as a vocalist and songwriter, and has recorded and produced several albums of music (all of which are available for purchase/download here on her site, or in person at Sunnybank). She wrote a column for the local newspaper, the Traverse City Record-Eagle, for 6 years before resigning for professional reasons. She continues to write a weekly Sunday column, distributed via her emailing-list, and on this website.

Dee with Bryn


Les Dalgliesh is an artist, writer, and musician, as well as a carpenter specializing in Victorian restoration and design, and has helped to transform Sunnybank.

Elisabeth Blair, Dee's younger daughter, took all of the garden photographs on this website, and is the webmaster. She is a vocalist, composer, artist and poet.

Jenny Blair, Dee's older daughter, is a freelance writer and artist.