This giant saguaro was in our front yard when we bought our house 11 years ago and it was standing for well over 100 years in the same spot before the house was built. It was about 35 feet tall and defined our front yard.
It was the background for Christmas cards and Easter egg hunts and the foreground for many, many pictures of rainbows and blue skies.
I know it was a plant, but it sure felt like part of our Arizona story. RIP old friend.