I feel really lucky in life to have found something that I can master..... pond and waterfall construction.
With close 200 water features in the ground in the Jacksonville, Florida area, and several thousand feet of stacked stone that I have done, I feel like I have mastered stone creation.
If you ever look to master a skill, whatever it may be, they say it takes about 10,000 hours to get you to a level of, “Mastery”. If you divide the Mastery 10,000 hours by our 200 water garden installations, you get 50 hours per project. Some of our projects have taken several days, and some have taken more than a month. So 50 hours per water garden could be reasonable. But if you add time involved in the stacking of several thousand feet of stacked stone that I have done to the water features, I get a figure that is well over 10000 hours.
What does that mean?
I will give you an example from today that got me thinking about all of this. I was creating a 2’ high waterfall between two large boulders. I threw a few random rocks up there, and started bringing in an assortment of smaller stone. There were two flat waterfall rocks that I was going to use for the waterfall sitting to my right. I grabbed rock after rock filling in the voids between the first two rocks I added that were a lot bigger. Pick up a rock perfect, pick up a rock perfect, right up to putting the first flat rock up. Perfect. Then I built up to the right side of the waterfall where the other big flat rock was going. Perfect, grab a rock, perfect, grab a rock perfect. Then the right large (1.5’ x 2’ x 3” thick) flat jagged rock fit into place perfectly. Both large flat rocks were snugging the first two big rocks as if they were custom cut. All of the lower rock came out perfectly level to make this 4’ wide waterfall. The coolest part is the speed at which it happened.
Gifted stone artisans explain that as, “the stones talking to them”. As you work on a project amid a huge pile of stone, your subconscious takes note of the inventory. Once you are absorbed in the project, sometimes you get on a roll were every stone fits perfectly as you work, one after the next.
My experience today felt like I was on auto pilot, and was able focus on a much higher level of design, verses focusing on a much repeated habit (stone work) that I’ve been doing for about 13 years.
How does the waterfall look? I won’t know until tomorrow, but the point is I’ve put in my time. The stones have been, “talking to me”, now for some time.
We are focused on what we have always focused on…… making this current waterfall project,YOUR PROJECT, the best project that we have ever done. All effort goes into creating Your master piece.
Building beautiful natural looking water features has long gone from a job or a way to make it a living for me, it has become my Life’s work.
Let me ask, have You ever been to the mountains and experienced the energy and peacefulness of a natural waterfall? Well Imagine us bringing that experience to Your yard!
I have spent the past 13 years honing my design skills to be able to provide You with the best possible value for Your investment.
This means we will not be, "learning the watergarden trade", in your backyard, we will be, "taking it to a new level".
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"I look forward to working with You". - Jeff
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