If you'll grab your imagination I'll take you for a walk around the finished project as it's in my mind at this point in time.
Let's start at the south end of the old wall and go east.
Here's the new terrace that cuts back into the bank. The wall is about four inches above static water level. And if we want we can walk along the path we built along the old wall to the bottom.
This terrace has a rock floor with a large rock table. The terrace will go underwater when it floods.
If we look out into the pond there's five boulders that appear to be floating. If we were here after dark we'd see the effects of the lights in the floor shining up at the boulders. We'd also see the glow of the lights along the base of the old wall highlighting the floor of the pond.
Each boulder has a noodle head fountain. Noodleheads are fountains that seem to have a random spray pattern that change constantly. When the noodleheads aren't on there is constant water flow oozing out of orifices in the rocks. This is to not only keep the waters wet which highlights their beauty. It is great source of moisture and adventure for insects and birds.
When we turn east we see the rock deck. From the terrace we can see there's a single column in the water that supports large six inch thick sandstone slabs form the deck. The perimeter of the deck has sandstone benches. The sandstone deck is conversation pit above the water.
East of the deck is the new flood level spillway with waterfalls. There's a three foot wide sandstone slab walk way across the waterfalls.
Below the walkway is a series of holes in the boulders that are the columns supporting the walkway. From those holes come water that's being recirculated from the fish pond below the falls. The sound of the falls is one of the features that make the conversation pit so pleasant a place to, well, converse.
Continuing east we come upon another observation area. This one is a large sandstone slab that hangs out over the water. It's a place to look back at the features to the west. It will be higher than the conversation pit and the terraced area. So if there's a bench or furniture on it the furniture will be of a medium that isn't stone.
As we continue east we come upon the new spillway. If the water's flowing we can step across the spillway on stones spaced for just that.
Along the east wall there's another terraced area that's designed to highlight landscaping plants.
As we turn back going west we come upon another terraced area with rock features. This is an area that takes advantage of shade and the view of the south side of the pond with all of it's features. This area is more for comtemplation and appreciation, and individual's place if you will.
Continuing west we come upon the original wall and spillway.
After we cross the original wood bridge we can come down the new sandstone slab walkway to the new deck along the original wall and the entrance to the greenhouse on the west.
We can stand in front of the greenhouse looking east and see the incoming spillway to our left, the rock terrace on our right with the stone deck just beyond the floating boulders.
The wall that surrounds the pond is granite boulders with a sandstone coping all the way around.
You now know as much as I do about the future of this project.
Well, except for the dancing fountains