I am lame! I meant to start photographing doors in town but I was distracted by snow and hummingbirds and eagles. And then I tweaked my back so I really am lame…. but this is a virtual door, to think of spring, in spite of the snow.
Here are orchids and snow and then a hummingbird to make up for it.
I used my zoom lens for this water strider, about fifteen feet out in the lake. It was the leaf that caught my eye first:
I thought it was an insect stranded on a leaf, but no. It left the leaf quickly. How amazing! Family Gerridae, here. A college friend from Florida calls them Jesus bugs: they can walk on water. Over 1700 species have been identified. Think of being out in the waves on the water, no boat.
And prayers for those in the storm’s way and flooding.
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