Monday, March 8, 2010

Healing Garden

I want to show you a few more pictures from the hospital Heather was at. They have a cancer center, and one floor of the center is devoted to what they call the Healing Garden. Since Heather was in an adjoining section, we were allowed to go through this area. I thought it was such a well planned area, and a wonderful place to spend some time in prayer.

This is a large open stairway, with this huge fountain in the center.

There is a conservatory on the floor, filled with tropical flowers and plants.

This tree was in the middle of the Conservatory

Here is a view of the conservatory. This whole area is on the fifth floor and has a nice view of
the city.

The outer area on this floor is set up so people can take walks. Eight times around makes a mile. There are several sets of these windows. Each window has stems of wheat etched into the bottom and there is an inspirational quote or verse on each one. There are benches set up so people can rest along the way.

The inner area of this floor has an outdoor courtyard. There is a labyrinth in the center, some sculptures and lots of plants. Although the sun was shining on this day, there was still snow on the patio, so I didn't go out, but admired it through the windows.
Don't you think this is a wonderful area for patients and families?


Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Mari...
Thank you for sharing this morning. What a peaceful, serene place to visit. It is so calming. I love the sculpture and the courtyards are just beautiful.

How is your Heather doing? Any answers yet as to the problem? I have been praying about it sweetie.

Please keep me posted and I pray you are okay as well. Please take care of yourself. Have a beautiful Monday. Country hugs, Sherry

Andrea said...

What a beautiful garden.

Kathy said...

What a beautiful place! We're praying!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

It's so beautiful!

The Sullivan Sitcom said...

Beautiful Mari!

AnooCre8ion said...

Mari such a beautiful peaceful place. Thank you for sharing with us and I hope Heather is doing better.


Heart2Heart said...


I can definitely see how a place like this for patients and their families would be so healing for them both!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Darla said...

i think it is very nice for hospitals to make their surroundings peaceful and pleasant. having to be there is usually stressful and that helps in finding peace and solitude. this looks like a really nice place.

Mary Lee said...

Wow...that is some hospital! Continuing to pray for Heather.

Pat said...

It looks like a great deal of planning that was patient and family oriented went into this wonderful. Even what may seem like a standard proceedure causes stress, its nice to know your surroundings don't have to contribute to it. That fountain reminds me of hands lifted in prayer.
Hope Heather is resting well and healing quickly...praying going up!

Nezzy said...

All I can say is WOW it looks like a marvelous place to heal. My heart and prayers are with Heather today.

Have a good day filled with Gods sweet blessings, Mari. :o)

septembermom said...

That is a beautiful place for healing and renewal. I'm praying for Heather.

Crown of Beauty said...

Thank you for the update on Heather. I will keep praying for her. This hospital is beautiful! I have never seen anything like it...

What a healing place it is!


Connie said...

Wow! what neat pictures. I'm guessing this is Spectrum right?

Anonymous said...

Oh Mari...I've been really busy the past several days and haven't been keeping up on my favorite blogs. I just read all of them to catch up. Praying for precious Heather. The hospital photos are just peaceful...they brought me a sense of calm just looking at them.

I hope you rest well tonight. Bless you.


Cherdecor said...

I am glad that Heather had such a beautiful place to stay. We are still pulling for her and hope they get to the bottom of this.

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

That's beautiful!

A Stone Gatherer said...

I remember walking that with Steve's sister a few years ago. It is beautiful!

Growin' with it! said...

wow, sounds like you have been in a tough one lately! i pray you get some easy answers soon mari!

Kim said...

Have not been able to read blogs in 10 days and am just catching up. Had no idea Heather had been in the hospital. Will be praying for her! (And you.) This is a beautiful space at the hospital though.