Sallie Smith, Associate

I explored the "Woods" of Marywood decades ago and stumbled upon that same yet very different path in more recent years. Subsequent to a handful of bumps and bruises, and along with my canine companion, Tallulah, we have been trudging, gliding, singing, swaying, and even skipping (does anyone still do that?) our way amidst the ever changing loveliness that the this Garden provides. The message of St. Francis, conveyed so magnificently by Mic Carlson's sculptures and the intimate paths and grottos lined with seasonal embellishments of nature, embraced my soul. As has the remarkable group of individuals behind all this beauty. As a Friend of the Board of the Instruments of Hope, I have been welcomed with my ever growing fondness for what truly is this community's hidden treasure. Thank you...For All This Beauty.