My blogger and FB friend Shail Mohan, posted this excellent capture titled "winged beauty" on her photoblog , Shots and Captures .
A place at the top, the pinnacle, a dignified grey silk with occasional gold and orange, and the now thorny life ahead.
An oft heard and oft observed story. Mentioned by folks in ancient times too:
From the Bible, Ecclesiastes III (King James Version):
(photo by Shail Mohan on her Sony Cybershot W-150)