The Giant Saguaro is one of my favorite plants, and it's the predominant tree of the Sonoran Desert. They can live to be 200 years old, and grow to weigh many tons.
The root system, however, is shallow, as the desert floor does not absorb rainwater well. Saguaros handle predictable well, but fall prey to microbursts, where the winds spin round like a top.
The storm we had last weekend felled these three.
In business as in life, we never know exactly why we're the ones left standing. I saw this desert scene and my heart immediately went out to those in our business who have been felled by the winds of change.
Life is uncertain and full of surprises. Enjoy the day!
I'm Mike in Tucson, your preferred Tucson Mortgage Lender.
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