Some people have an apple tree, some have a peach tree, and some have a cherry tree. Fiorella has a rock tree. That's right--it grows rocks (rocas). The tree, maybe sixty inches around, is located on the other side of Fio's dry creek, and the ground under its canopy is solid with rocks, a few of them too heavy for Fio to lift, but most of them a good size for carting up the slope to line the driveway (estacionamiento).
Why does Fiorella think the tree gave birth to the rocks, you ask? Because they pave the area under the tree in a circle, which obviously means that when the baby stones ripened and got too heavy for the tree limbs to support, they dropped off onto the ground below.
The apple never falls far from the tree.