This project has a lot of different details that all come together to become a backyard paradise. Steps lead down from the deck to a small pond. The pond itself is lined with hand-cut natural stone and bordered by a tumble of miniature boulders and ferns. The wall is hand-built also: the bricks were cut by hand and laid down by hand. At the edge of the pond, small and subtle, is a peek of a blue whale’s fluke (its tail).