A Hospital Children’s Garden

We’ve been at the hospital again, this time for my husband’s long-awaited heart procedure.  Called a Watchman procedure, it involved the insertion of a device that closes off the left atrial appendage of the heart.  The Watchman device should reduce the risk of additional strokes, and over time, will allow him to stop taking anti-coagulants. (He is at a high risk for internal bleeding, having nearly died twice from bleeding ulcers.) The procedure went well, and we were able to return home late the following day.

Both daughters and one of our granddaughters came from out of town to be here for the procedure, and in their wanderings around the hospital they discovered a lovely children’s garden nestled in an area between the cardiac wing and the women’s and children’s wing of the hospital.

I went down to the garden for some quiet solitude and took a few photos with my phone.  The garden features a variety of plants, a large central fountain, seating areas, a Little Book House library, and whimsical sculptures.  My favorite was the large frog on the bench.

Children's garden

 

Little Book House

Lizard on the window

Butterfly in the bush

Standoff 2

Standoff

 

“There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place
where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning
more fragrant than ever again.”
–   Elizabeth Lawrence

5 Comments Add yours

  1. HI—– LOVED THE PICTURES———- PRAYING YOUR HUBS IS HEALING & DOING BETTER——— YOU KNOW YOU ARE IN MY THOUGHTS & PRAYERS OFTEN!!!

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    1. Thank you! He is doing okay, all things considered. We’ve been praying that your house would sell. Any buyers yet?

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      1. I AM SORRY TO REPORT EVERYONE WHO LOVES IT CAN’T QUALIFY FOR A LOAN ——- SO WE ARE STILL HANGING IN THERE—- WAITING– THANKS FOR THE PRAYERS –ALWAYS!!! GLAD TO HEAR FROM YA!!

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  2. arlene says:

    Hope your hubby gets well soon. I love those photos.

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    1. Thank you! He’s doing well.

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