Author Archives: the Ordinary Hiker

About the Ordinary Hiker

A Christian camp director for many years, I enjoy ministry and being outdoors. I refer to God's creative wonder as the testimony of creation, a special place where God brings His word to life. Its where I like to be and where God speaks in His gentle voice in the awe of His creative work.

Bog Beauty

 

Unknown in Jackson Bog

Jackson Bog State Nature Preserve, Northeast Ohio

Another Wordless Wednesday

Not sure, but I think this is Astilbe?

 

 

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Predator & Prey

Predator and Prey

Predator & Prey

I spent Sunday evening entertained my this insect cat and mouse game in our front flower garden. After watching grasshoppers dine on my wife’s flower pots I was quietly encouraging my resident pest controller to do it’s job. After jockeying for position it struck with the blink of an eye…and missed. It just proves that the predator’s life owns no guarantees.

Insect Cat & Mouse

Insect Cat and Mouse

Missed!

I guess you could say this is a Friday Friend and Foe Post.

Is it a Bee? or a Wasp or a Fly?

 

Is it a Wasp-

Look, Its a …

I don’t really know my way around insect identification since plants were more of a fascination to me growing up. But the wonder of creation has always been my fascination and once you embrace a camera, wonder expands.

I captured this fly, or is it a bee, or maybe a wasp, on Rattlesnake Master at the end of July. Its full of wonder. The prairie in full bloom is a array of wonder. I’m inclined to think its a fly. Eventually I’ll sort it all out, but until then I can behold it’s wonder.

Another Friday Friends and Floral

 

Wonder on Display

TLC Sunrise

But God made the earth by his power;
    he founded the world by his wisdom
    and stretched out the heavens by his understanding.
When he thunders, the waters in the heavens roar;
    he makes clouds rise from the ends of the earth.
He sends lightning with the rain
    and brings out the wind from his storehouses. Jeremiah 10:12-13 NIV

Lord, how Thy wonders are displayed, where’er I turn my eye,
If I survey the ground I tread, or gaze upon the sky.

– Isaac Watts (Hymn: “I Sing the Mighty Power of God”)

Another Sunday Scene