The APEX project day 5

Now, with more "doneness!"

The Sand hath come.

And we doth not sit around.

For a garden this large, it is particularly important to orient the stones in the same direction, so we use a compass, set on the stone at hand, and here, with two rock bars to twist the stone to the right orientaion, which, for this particular garden, is bearing 300 degrees for every single rock in the whole enchilada.  Ironically, the steel rock bars, when within 3 feet or so will disrupt the compass, which makes for some dancing while we work.
That's Ryan Durfee of Pan's Gardens, sneaking in incognito to place stones.