life on the water

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:

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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.

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And prayers for those in the storm’s way and flooding.