Ponds are a clever way to take a step back from the busyness of life and enjoy the tranquility of nature. I can remember as a child, digging holes in the backyard, filling them with water in hopes that I could create a real-life ecosystem. To my dismay, the next morning the water had been absorbed into the surrounding earth. So naturally I tried again, this time I lined the bottom of the hole with rocks, in hopes that it would prevent the water from dissipating. The next morning, it was the same as the day before. I was disappointed, but this didn't stop my love creating waterways in the backyard and dreaming of ways to create an area that natural and calming.

What was your first memory of a waterway or water feature?