The hot has let up a bit, so it was fun being close to the water looking for treasures.
This is the larvae stage of a dragonfly
I thought this Water Strider had something, but it ended up there was a black wasp under it carrying it. It set it down and flew off maybe to get help. It was able to walk across plants and water for quite some distance.
Visit Marcie the originator of Sunday Strolls. Her Quiet Country House in Michigan is always a treat to visit.