Last week, in the wake of Hurricane Sandy and re-election of President Barack Obama, we asked our community to submit images on Twitter and Instagram of what the word "rebirth" means to them. We received many responses, but one thing was clear -- nature signifies growth and new beginnings to many of our community members.

In the pictures below, catch a glimpse of the beautiful beaches, mountains, trees and flowers that evoke feelings of freshness and renewal in your daily lives.

What other images or scenes in your life denote rebirth? If you haven't sent yours in yet, please feel free to Instagram a photo, tag it #hprebirth and tell us in the comments section what it says about you.