Besides being an awesome inspiration of human spirit in her hopefulness, strength, courage and love for all, Brieanna was a nature lover. In particular, she loved watching and learning about birds. Her favorite was the snowy owl. If you look closely at the hand-crafted bronze arbor framing the bird blind window you will see part of the poem she wrote as a 5th grader. Some parts are also depicted in the sculpture. Also note the presence of a tufted titmouse, her younger sister Shelsey’s favorite bird (Shelsey was also a Ray school student). Jim and Mimi have maintained the garden throughout the years and love to see students, teachers and families enjoying it.