Fountain, landscape design, water features, stone work

Landscaping in Asheville: Inspiration

I spent some time today meditating in the woods with the original waterfall builder. I also had the time to create some balancing rock art.

I love sitting in the woods next to a waterfall. It is where I get the energy and inspiration to build water features.

I love the art of rock balancing also. It is a very temporary art, unlike the waterfalls and stone work we build to last a lifetime.

A balanced rock will be lucky to last a day. I love the fact that I can spend hours on balancing one rock. Carefully sitting in one place, feeling where the rock wants to sit, listening to the water flowing at my feet.

It can be very peaceful and lead you into a deep mediation, or it can stress you out if you let it.

rock balance 1

I love doing temporary art and art that is not paid for. There is a huge freedom in that. I love getting paid to build water features also, but art just for art is very freeing.

rock balance 3

Its amazing the connection we can have with our natural surroundings when we stop to look at them and feel them. Rock balancing can bring this out in you very quickly. Its a constant focus and feeling the rocks slightest movement. This can draw you into a meditation on the beauty of nature and creation unlike anything else.

rock balance 4

As I sat and pondered the beauty of the natural flowing creek, I was renewed in my mind, thankful for the work I have been blessed with.


Living Waters Landscaping


2 thoughts on “Landscaping in Asheville: Inspiration”

  1. Love your thoughts about the balance in nature. Rocks, water….. they are just meant for each other. Mother Nature knew what she was doing.
    Singer-song writer, Carl Perkins aptly wrote:
    “If it weren’t for the rocks in its bed, the stream would have no song”.


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