Chris - I had no idea that the WTC tragedy had happened. I was in a garden of a friend as i usually was from July intil the first frost killed the flowers. The dahlias were ripe and overgrown and this blossom seemed to radiate light and warmth. it is only in retrospect that I remembered this flower. As I packed up to leave, my friend told me about the plane that crashed in to the first tower. I didn`t quite understand what it all meant - I still don`t think I do or ever will. To find this image that represented a moment of peace was like finding a little calm in a storm.