Friday, January 29, 2016

Garden of Hope and Courage


The Garden of Hope and Courage is on a pond on the campus of Naples Community Hospital.


The garden was conceived by Jan Emfield, a breast cancer patient, and financed in large part by her family and friends after her death.  It is a place for cancer patients to relax, reflect and restore. 





The entrance to the garden features a three part sculpture by Naples artist Kathy Spalding.
On each side is a 1,500 pound featherlike bronze sculpture, with
the 500 pound figure of "Bloom" between them.


The theme for City Daily Photo bloggers on February 1 is
"A Scene from a Cafe or Coffee House."

17 comments:

Lois said...

It is so beautiful Jack. What a nice tribute by her family.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

A beautiful and worthwhile memorial. Thanks for showing it.

Kate said...

It definitely is a place for reflection and thought, planned I am sure for a feeling of serenity. It takes both hope and courage to face cancer; the memorial surrounded by nature is most appropriately named.

Sharon Anck said...

That is quite a beautiful space.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Jack I love the way you've shown us the Garden of Hope, what a very serene place which I'm sure is very appreciated by it's intended visitors. A wonderful gesture by Jan Enfield's famille.

William Kendall said...

Very peaceful, and fitting for its location.

jennyfreckles said...

Very beautiful and peaceful. I would hope it can be enjoyed by anyone, not just cancer patients. A lovely way to pay tribute to someone.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes! Peaceful and beautiful it is and what a great gift to be able to give and to share!! Thank you for posting this, it is very moving!
Enjoy your weekend, Jack.

joo said...

It's lovely, Jack!

EG CameraGirl said...

The garden's name is perfect for a hospital and a beautiful place to "relax, reflect and restore."

RedPat said...

This type of space is such a comfort to patients & families, Jack!

cieldequimper said...

Bimey, that's a lovely place Jack. Almost as nice as Elizabeth Park. :-)

Lowell said...

Very beautiful. Re your comment: Didn't figure you'd like the "rant." You're one of the 1%. But it's all true!

Halcyon said...

What a beautiful space. I love the sculptures, especially the one in your first shot. She does seem to embody hope and courage.

Nathalie H.D. said...

Garden of courage and hope, what a beautiful name. An inspiring place for everyone who visits I'm sure.

Nathalie H.D. said...

The bronze feathers are amazing.

Kay said...

What a gorgeous spot and a very kind and caring tribute. The sculptures are especially wonderful.