Tracie L. Rodgers

Children's Book Author and Lover of Wildlife

Latest Blog Posts

My Sweet Hallie Bunny!


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!


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.
KAPOW! Tracie

Happy “Kapow” New Year!


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!

Finishing The Year Kapow!


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...

The New “Buzz” Around Here


The winter season always delights us with such amazing birds that visit our yard. We have a new red-bellied woodpecker that we had been noticing. He is different because his torso is shorter compared to our resident red-bellied woodpeckers, Woody and Wilma. I am not sure if this sweet bird is one of their kids from this past summer or simply a new wildlife friend. Either way, he is gorgeous and...

December Hawk Day


Check out our gorgeous junior red-tailed hawk that loves to visit our yard. I have named him Talon. It appears he has claimed this area has his territory. I also believe this is one of Titan and Tiberius’ babies from this summer. Talon is not a baby anymore. He has made himself king of the birds here. He usually is darting through our yard, jumping in and out of our bushes, or flying around...

Sadie Pure Cuteness


I am beyond excited to be working on my 2nd wildlife children’s book about a gentle baby squirrel, that I have named Sadie. She has an amazing story that I can’t wait to share her pure cuteness with everyone. Tonight, I am drawing (really sketching out) pages 2 and 3 for our illustrator to transform. As I go through all my pictures of Sadie and the characters in this book, I am just...

Hoppy Thanksgiving


It is Thanksgiving Day where we can be with family and gather around amazing food. This time of year Hallie Bunny goes on her fall/winter adventure so we don’t see her as much yet she is always in my heart. I am so thankful for her. She loves the sweet potato vines we plant for her so I thought I would share this sweet picture of her on this special day. Hoppy Thanksgiving Everyone! KAPOW...

Double Yellow Cuteness


You gotta love, our Texas weather. It is constantly changing. This particular day was really warm for November and all the insects were back out and flying around. Of course I love seeing all the ladybugs gracing us with their pure cuteness. They are also so beneficial to have around. They were landing on my arm and enjoying all the flowers that are still in bloom. This sweet yellow critter is a...

Beautiful Butterfly Friends


On Sunday, I was out in our patio area cleaning up from a neighborhood gathering we had at our house the night before. I came across a Monarch butterfly that has just transformed and had fallen to the ground from his chrysalis shell somewhere, not sure where. He was on the ground struggling to get up. His wings were still wet so he didn’t have the wing lift and balance to walk over to a...

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