Hearts are universal symbols of Valentine’s Day. Mother Nature has surrounded us with hearts, but sometimes we are too busy to notice. In honor of Valentine’s Day, let’s look at heart shapes found in nature.
Both the leaves and the flowers of this anthurium plant are heart shaped. These exotic looking flowers are available in vibrant reds, pinks, whites, and combinations, which also happen to be Valentine’s Day colors.
A beautiful flower should have an equally attractive name. “Bleeding hearts” sounds disturbing to say the least. Perhaps we could all agree to another more positive term. Have any suggestions?
Typically, it is a butterfly’s bold colors that attract attention, but the overall shape of the wings surprisingly becomes a heart when folded.
When you think of cactus, warm and fuzzy thoughts do not usually come to mind, and yet here we see a big heart hidden beneath that prickly exterior.
Cat’s Belly Fur
As demonstrated in this adorable cat photo, heart shaped patterns can appear almost anywhere, including animal fur.
The clear blue sky has never been so appropriately framed.
How sweet! Two mating dragonflies show their love for each other.
I wonder if flamingos believe in love at first sight.
In spring and summer, these hearts, hidden in plain sight, flutter in the breeze, and then fall at our feet in autumn.
Chinese Lantern Plant
Seed pods on the Chinese Lantern plant range in color from green to orange and red.
Some of the biggest hearts in the plant world can be found in a variety of hostas.
The drab tan skin of this kiwi conceals a sweet romantic center.
These gigantic lily pads look like they were torn from the pages of a fairytale, and there is bound to be a frog prince or two.
Nature polishes river rocks to smooth perfection in an amazing assortment of shapes and sizes.
Not all treasures from the sea are gold or silver.
From the heart of the sea comes this rich delicious catch of the day.
Chocolate-covered strawberries are a romantic treat, but Mother Nature’s originals are sweet as is.
Here we have two heart shapes: First is the mother swan and the second is the heart-shaped formation of the swimming babies.
Capturing a great photo of an elusive whale’s tail is a challenge to say the least. And so, with this last heart-shaped natural wonder, I wish you and yours a very Happy Valentine’s Day!
Thanks for Reading & Happy Crafting!