Traditionally the month of love, this February I've searched my archives for valentinian photos - from lovers and courtship to hearts and flowers... all from nature, of course... well, except that I must begin with a tribute to my own beloved valentine, Crystal.
I found far more pertinent images than I expected (60+)... and quit searching before I was done since I can't use that many anyway. Who'd-a-thunk I was such a voyeur of romance? With little further flourish, here is some Love - from my heart and our beautiful world - to yours.
Besides eating, "loving each other up" seems to be a main activity for manatees
Suwannee Limerock embraced in the arms (legs?) of a tupelo
Great Blue Love
Sensuality of the Sea
Hugs, way down deep.
Calling for her, while strutting his stuff
Wood Ducks... well, you know.
The Grace of Courtship
Christmas Tree Worms share a coralline home.
Black-necked Stilt Lovers
Valentine Breeding Plumage
Oystercatchers dressed and made-up for a date
Enfolded Menage a Trois
Black Skimmer Pair Reflecting
Young Tom strutting his stuff
Florida Lobster Crawl
Lovers' Quarrel? Not.
Happy Valentines Day
Reflecting Ibis Pair
"Water Angel" by a Giant Strider
Great Egret Intimacy
Yellow-crowned Night Heron trying to impress her. I'm impressed.
Can't get enough petting
The Lift - A delicate dance move between Cypress and Tupelo
Gray Angel Mates
May yours be a month, a year, a lifetime of love and growth, joy and awe, inspired by Mother Nature's bounty. Please leave a comment here at my blog, and share the link freely. I am grateful to you, my viewers, for all your support and encouragement.