Tracie L. Rodgers

Children's Book Author and Lover of Wildlife

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Houston, they are not a problem!

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I am sure we have all heard the famous quote “Houston, we have a problem!” This quote was in the 1995 movie, Apollo 13. I am a Texan and Houston is one of the cities in Texas so this quote is a nice example for this particular blog post. I would like to share the three P’s of how we might consider a different perspective regarding wildlife. Houston… They are NOT a Problem...

It’s Time!

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It’s Time – A poem in loving memory of our cat, Maxwell “Max”. You rescued our grieving hearts with hope, love and peace, when we brought you home. We watched you explore your new territory, you were free to roam.   You immediately found your rhythm and filled each room with so much joy. I learned to slow down, stop, stretch and breathe from this cute little boy...

Goodbye Sweet Hallie Bunny

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Oh my sweet Hallie Bunny. This is one of the hardest blog posts for me. To write down my thoughts and feelings when it comes to the most amazing wild animal I have ever met, our sweet Hallie Bunny so here it goes… Hallie has been a resident cottontail rabbit in our yard for several years. We normally see her hanging out in our yard in the spring/summer season when she is growing her family...

Bee and the Bracelet

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Yesterday was a nice sunny day in January.  The birds were singing, playing and splashing in our water feature. I love days like this when all our wildlife friends are happy and energetic. We have been surprised that our lavender plants in our patio area continues to bloom even when we have had several days of below temps this winter season. When we have sunny days like yesterday, we are graced...

Squirrel Appreciation Day 2019!

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Happy Squirrel Appreciation Day! We like to celebrate our fox squirrel family every day. Although, January 21st is an extra special day of recognition for our squirrels. Our Sweet Sammie came in for a dinner treat of pecans and walnuts. I noticed her from the window so I decided to go outside and hang out with her. I was surprised to hear she was in her communication mode with what I consider the...

A Special Surprise

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Over this past year, I like to reflect on all the wonderful moments with nature and our backyard wildlife. I have met so many new wildlife friends that have visited our yard. The little packrat in particular is a special surprise. A pack rat or packrat, also called a woodrat, can be any of the species in the rodent genus Neotoma. I strive to appreciate all living creatures on this earth. This is...

My Sweet Hallie Bunny!

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Starting this new year, it has already been a whirl wind of adventures and challenges. We are juggling so much right now with extensive care for my beautiful mother-in-love due to her health. We strive to work on the full launch of Oh Hoppy Day! book this year. We are so excited to share the hoppiness. I definitely treasure our precious wildlife friend, sweet Hallie Bunny. She has inspired us to...

Happy National Bird Day!

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Today, January 5th is National Bird Day. I am so thankful for all our backyard birdie friends. They provide so much joy, energy and life to our yard. When I have a stressful day, I love to go out to just be with the birds as they go about their day finding bugs, singing, flying around, etc. I sure appreciate their purpose and all that they do for our backyard ecosystem.
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Happy “Kapow” New Year!

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We are now ending the year of 2017.  Today, I am wrapping our plants, flowers and herbs as we approach freezing temps tonight and several days going forward. I am amazed our beautiful echinacea flowers are still standing in the midst of this winter season so far. They are so Kapow that I had to share with you! I wish everyone a Kapow New Year! You are beautiful!
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Finishing The Year Kapow!

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As we start to wind down for the end of the year, I become very reflective to what I have learned, the lessons and beauty in nature, when God shows off His glory in the midst of the challenges of life, the ultimate human experience. I stand and know it is all about the attitude of gratitude and choosing to find beauty in all things no matter what the obstacles. During this Christmas holiday, we...

Tracie L. Rodgers Children's Book Author and Lover of Wildlife