CNN PRODUCER NOTE ChrisKohatsu told me, 'What I remember of that moment was it had just finished raining, the sun was coming out, and here was this flower, blowing in the wind, while everyone was focused on the volcano. A small reminder to me on my birthday, that in life, it's too easy to get caught up in all the big issues, but there's great beauty to be enjoyed in all the little things around us.'
This photo was featured as CNN's Travel Photo of the Day on September 9, 2014.
- hhanks, CNN iReport producer
From Tlaxcala, Mexico (about 2.5 hours south of Mexico City) I shot this picture of a flower with the smoke rising from a nearby volcano. This was taken at the Mexican Home Cooking School in Tlaxcala. To me, it says there is more beauty and good in Mexico than there is danger.