Two magnificent catalpa trees are the first thing that I see when I walk out the front door of my home. They stand like sentinels that frame my views as I sit on my porch--often with my camera.
I shot images of the trees throughout the year, and edited them to a soundtrack that includes sounds from the natural world, including the internal sound of a tree, solo guitar and piano. Sound artists volunteered soundtrack elements for the film. Informative text and archival materials provide the Catalpa's historical and botanical significance, and form the narrative of the filmmaker's personal experience with the trees.