Earlier in the spring the pink lady’s-slipper was in bloom. I took this photo in Cascade River State Park. There was a group of eight that had been there since at least the early 1970s. This year someone dug them up with a shovel just after they bloomed. I was very upset when I went to take photos and found the small hole in the ground. They will not live so whoever took them ultimately killed them. They robbed hundreds of people of their beauty for many years to come. It is hard to understand what people are thinking when they selfishly do an illegal act like digging up protected flowers in a state park.