This is the zen rock garden at the Portland Japanese Garden our family loves to visit.
This is the spot we have had our pool. Since we won't be setting it up for awhile we converted it into our own rock garden.
Raking in the garden is peaceful and calming. We try to not leave a single foot print.
The placement of stones traditionally symbolizes Buddha or a tiger and her cubs. The girls and I discussed this and since we worship Christ rather than Buddha, Grace chose to use the stones to represent the Nativity scene.