My father planted this catalpa tree when he built our house 50 years ago. It has grown quite large since then. I love the huge leaves -- they remind me of hearts. The tree itself will always remind me of my father, and how he loved to work in the yard and garden. It somehow brings me back to a simpler time -- childhood days spent outdoors. We explored for hours, coming home at dusk with pockets full of treasures: rocks, sticks, flowers or a huge, heart-shaped leaf.