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

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Beauty in Brokenness

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On Wednesday, the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day 2020 (April 22.2020), we were expected to have 2 rounds of storms with high winds, hail and possible tornadoes. We only experienced high winds on the 1st round of storms. Although, with those high winds caused our old faithful Bradford Pear tree to split in half. Part of the tree was leaning on our house. If the house was not there this large limb...

Tailor the American Robin

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There are times where I may feel discouraged and have challenging days, yet I am always amazed at the beautiful moments in nature that I truly cherish. Like a sweet honey bee landing on my hand, our Sweet Sammie the Squirrel stopping by to say hello and this sweet American Robin that shows off his/her earth worm victory and appears to have no tail. Did you arrive in this unique time to help...

A Precious Life!

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An Uncertain Time and A Precious Life! In a time of uncertainty during this Easter holiday, I take a moment to reflect on this precious life that recently crossed my path. A life of service and sacrifice, a life that carries the weight of world on his/her back. A life of purpose that speaks of death, life and rebirth, a precious life that is truly a miracle here on earth and simply takes up the...

An Easter Rose!

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An Easter Rose! A rainstorm passed through the night… I wake up to drops of beauty on a rose that shines so bright. On this glorious day, my heart turns back to what was done at the cross. A reflection of perfection, the greatest love of all, it is finished, there is no more loss. I am so thankful to be with nature, God’s creation… He has risen, He is alive in us, He is our firm foundation. Happy...

My Thanksgiving Rose!

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We arrive home on a fall chilly day to a beautiful Monarch Butterfly fluttering around in our driveway. We stop the car, I get out to help this sweet butterfly. She crawled on my hand and I gently moved her to a another location in our yard while it appeared she needed a safe place  to get her bearings. I immediately accepted the KAPOW! mission and dedicated time to watch over her while she tried...

BEE Energized!

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At times we all need a little more energy in our day. Whether, it is a long day at work or working hard in the yard, or maybe supporting family. We all can impart so much of our heart and soul that we are simply exhausted. Well, that is what this sweet honey bee needed today. A little boost, to “BEE” energized! My husband and I were taking a break from our work and noticed a honey bee...

Amanda’s World

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What a creative day today. I was encouraged by my husband and producer of our KAPOW! book series to create an overview of Amanda’s backyard world and all locations in Oh Hoppy Day! and Sadie’s Purpose (and this will definitely serve us well in my 3rd KAPOW! book too). We are so thrilled to be in illustration production with Sadie’s Purpose (our 2nd KAPOW! book). This backyard...

Sweet Bunny Tears

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Today is one of those days that sweet bunny tears flow from a loss of a precious cottontail rabbit. The past few days an adorable cottontail rabbit looked like he/she was not doing well. The sweet bunny had the same “tumor bumps” as Hallie Bunny when she crossed over the rainbow bridge. When I observed this special cottontail rabbit I always begin with sending bunny healing prayers...

A Squirrel Empty Nest!

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We are always so honored when our super star of our children’s book series from Kapow Books (Oh Hoppy Day! and Sadie’s Purpose), Sweet Sammie The Squirrel allows us to observe how she raises her precious family. This past spring was such a special time to get to know her 3 children (2 sons, Springer and Sawyer and 1 daughter, Saintly). From what we have continued to observe, Sammie...

Marco The Garage Rat

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“Will you be mine, won’t you be my neighbor?” I was reminded today one of my favorite childhood shows, Mr. Rogers and his wonderful welcoming song “Won’t you be my neighbor?” That is what we felt today when trying to rescue a precious rat that was living in our garage. At times, I think the wildlife friends around us, might possibly ask that question...

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