What better topic to highlight for this particular blog post … with Valentine’s Day fast approaching us. 🙂
There’s a lot we humans can learn about courtship, romance, and appreciating the object of our affection … and working on making that love last throughout the years.
It all starts so sudden – as the animals go about their everyday rituals – all very routine … then one day something has changed. There’s an awareness of an attraction to another one of its kind.
For humans, this is usually the point where the women start making themselves more beautiful by actively prepping themselves for the occasion :-). However, in the animal world, nature takes care of that for us and in a strange role reversal, the males are the ones getting all decked out.
Then the courtship rituals begin … so natural, predictable, and beautifully executed.
Some show off for the females attention by swooning and dancing, others shake their tail feathers in an attempt to say … Hey, look at me! … Choose me!
Some simply try to mesmerize their potential mate in a dazzling display of magnificent beauty and magnitude.
Ultimately, that moment of truth arrives – will she, or will she not? The female finally decides if the male is worthy of her time and affection. Sorry, guys, but it is the female in nature that decides. 🙂
She accepted! She loves me! Makes a boy feel so proud!
They then begin building a life together … as their day revolves around their newfound love, and the result of it 🙂
Of course, other animals show their playfulness at this time in their lives as well, as they undergo their own version of discovery, courtship, and romance as well.
Wildlife tends to appreciate and nurture the formed union by expressing attentiveness and teamwork cooperation in life.
Of course, in all species of wildlife, and even humans, the hardest part of love is finding a way to make it last. Now some wildlife species mate for life, some just for a season, and some just for the moment. Some species will even mate several different partners in a breeding season … OK, we won’t go into the commonalities of humans at this point … this season of love should be full of fun and playfulness …
… and defending one’s turf …
… but overall should leave you feeling on top of the world … flying high!
So, there you have it … take that chance, open your mind and your heart – to someone or something. Life is what you make it.
But most of all … appreciate what you have! Take cues from the nature which surrounds us.
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY everyone!!!