Sunday, 14 September 2008

ABC WEDNESDAY ROUND 3 = I = INSPIRATION

I have used Inspiration this week for ABC Wednesday and of all the gardens I have taken pictures in this is the most important of them all. There some 23 photographs showing the progress over a few months this year, when some remarkable people who had suffered a Brain Attack (Stroke) being cared for in Alderson Stroke Rehabilitation Unit with all their disabilities with movement, communication, seeing, mobility and fear over came all that, and with the help of their therapist and nurses produced this garden for themselves and their loved ones and carers. They planted all the plants helped paint the doors and helped with the planning on how it should be laid out, the confidence this gave them is in my view as a stroke survivor is immeasurable, and it is there for others who will have brain attacks in the future to build on and enjoy. I am sorry but I was not allowed to take pictures of the stroke survivors or staff but you can see from the cups on the table that it is used.



Next year will be growing all their own vegtables, which they will cook themselves and enjoy and all this will help them face the future when they will return home either on their own or to loved ones.



























































































































































































































































































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26 comments:

Ivar Ivrig said...

Great post and great garden. Well done :-)

Granny Smith said...

This is a truly inspiring post! Here's wishing for much enjoyment in the lovely garden and good luck with the vegetables next year!

Bibi said...

Hello, Brian. I found you through your comment at ABC Wednesday (mine will be up in a couple of hours. I admire your work with stroke victims. My husband of 31 years just passed away last month as a result of a massive brain stroke. We are all so, so sad. I wish he could have had another chance. More power to you and your work.

RuneE said...

That was an inspiration and post with meaning. I take off my hat.

photowannabe said...

That is definitely an inspirational post for today. Thanks for sharing it with us.

leslie said...

Wow! Truly inspirational! I hope they all enjoy their vegies this winter. :D

babooshka said...

Truly inspirational post. You do a marvellous work and we've all got our fingers cossed for those veg. Excellent post.

shutter happy jenn said...

That is such a wonderful garden you have! Great photos!

My "I" picture is posted here. Happy Wednesday!

Kim from Hiraeth said...

Oh, what a gorgeous garden! And your work with stroke victims is admirable and inspirational!

Columbo said...

That was an truly inspirational posting. I enjoyed the photos of the gardens. Nice work.

Island Rambles Blog said...

Hello Brian, thanks for sharing this garden, the inspiration and our own story as part of it...I am amazed as the variety of posts on ABC and I am touched by each of them...yours is very special though. cheers. (I did my first ABC and not correctly either I fear)!

Bear Naked said...

Beautiful photos and very INSPIRATIONAL for all of us on ABC Wednesday letter I.
Thank you.

Bear((( )))

naturglede said...

So many great photoes. I enjoyed it:)

me ann my camera said...

Hands on rehabilitative work is wonderful to be so involved in. Beautiful photos.

mrsnesbitt said...

What a wonderful post Brian. I really liked the painted doors. Yes, a true inspiration for us all.
Thanks so much for sharing!

Rebeckah said...

I love the inspiration Garden pictures! What a great I! You write beautiful stories. Hope you have a blessed week!

Suz said...

Just gorgeous. Looks like only beauty can grow here. Very nice photos.

Sara said...

Looks like a wonderful project, Brian. And a pleasant place to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and listen to the birds. I love that old brick wall in the last shot. And the painted doors too. And the little white flowers starring the grass lawn.

The Mulligan Family said...

Truly inspirational, beautiful, and a fitting post for the letter I.

Maria said...

Brian, this is a great post! I can imagine how important the work in the garden is for the stroke victims!
Hope the vegs grow well! :)

starnitesky said...

What a wonderful thing to to Brian, thanks for the excellent photos.

peppylady said...

What a wonderful person you are and so kind heart.

Thank you for stopping by and the coffee is on.

Michelle's Rambling Woods said...

This is beautiful Brian. I go for physical therapy to a place that treats patients with neurological problems like stroke, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy etc. I have had help and encouragement not just from the staff, but from the other patients. It helps us all to improve. I know you all will have a wonderful garden...

mrsnesbitt said...

Brian, please e-mail me so I can send you an invitation to the Anthology blog.


denise dot nesbitt at bt internet dot com

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