The text and paintings on The Trowbridge Chronicles are taken from the illustrated journal of Violet Trowbridge, a shrew that once lived in a village deep in the Olympic Rain Forest. Each new post will represent a portion of Mrs. Trowbridge’s journal.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006


Up to this point I have chosen pages from Mrs. Trowbridge's journal that reflect the fun and adventurous side of life in Huckleberry Hollow. But, like anyone who journals, she wrote pages that were filled with fear and sorrow too. This is one of her saddest pages.

Thursday, July 13, 2006


Mrs. Trowbridge always looks forward to summer holidays in the high meadows with her family and friends. This year things were different. Mrs. T wasn't happy about Woodrow's new rock climbing pursuits, but she followed him with her sketch pad nevertheless. The majestic Olympic skyline looms in the distance.

Woodrow was having the time of his life swinging from boulders. Here Mrs. T captures him practicing his rappelling techniques. Some of the best times for residents of Huckleberry Hollow are their summer treks to the high meadows.