While fishing Central Park Lake (42.11N, 91.13W) in Jones County, Iowa and enjoying the record heat for mid-October I saw this configuration floating beneath the dock. Water on a feather which is on a lake struck me as an odd juxtaposition but obviously is a perfectly natural situation.
Canada geese on the opposite side of the small lake patrolled the waters from the beach to mid-lake, maybe in search of food. This feather was one of theirs and its drift on the lake picked up two signs of early Fall. As for the day's catch, put me down for one sunnie and about a hundred sweat bee bites - never had that happen before. Must be my cologne - Essence of 42N. Know that.