"Just three months after the wildfire, signs of life began poking from the blackened ground. Wildflowers unlike any they had seen began to bloom: whispering bells, yellow-throated phacelia, fire poppies and Michael's favorite, the foothill mariposa lily, among others."
Link (with beautiful pictures, some of which cannot possibly be related to the article).
And this: "The discovery of beauty in the ashes, Michael says, has become a lesson in moving past tragedy."
I suppose that's one way of looking at it.