beautiful flowers called, Fireweed, grow abundantly many
places in North America. They are one of the first
flowers to resume growth after a natural disaster ...
i.e., they were one of the first to grow on Mt. St.
Helens after the devastating volcano. In
Washington you see them growing where clear cutting of
forests have occurred. (many other places as
well) They seem a sign of hope to me. I (Moon and Back Photography) took
this shot standing in the middle of a clear cut section."