Last April we took a hike into Saguaro National Park East to see this leaning saguaro.
No one knew if it would last days, weeks or months. It was going to be a ton of weight coming down. (You can read the original post by clicking this link http://tucsonkathy.com/leaning-saguaro-of-tucson/)
Mother Nature wasted no time bringing down this giant. Our next visit was the end of May 2015. The saguaro snapped and was now stretched out in the desert.
I didn’t get back to the park until October. As you can see one arm still looked fairly healthy, but the main arm was rejoining the earth at a rapid pace.
We went hiking in the park this week, May 2016. In one year the ribs are exposed and it’s beautiful exterior has been reduced to bits and pieces. It doesn’t take long! As you walk or drive through the park, you catch glimpses of cholla, prickly pear, barrel cactus and saguaros in all stages of their life cycle. We’ll be back in a couple months and see how this saguaro is doing. There’s beauty in all stages of life.