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.

Sunday, April 27, 2008


If, but only I could find a wormhole in the rain forest, or a wrinkle in time...I would return to the rain forest just as it was 200 years ago, at the beginning of the 19th century, when Huckleberry Hollow was a busy rain forest village. What a thrill it would be to meet Mrs. Trowbridge, and perhaps join her on a plein air painting trek! I could learn so much from her.

In today's post, Mrs. T speaks of the joy she finds in her daily journal time...

Tuesday, April 08, 2008


After a sojourn in the South Seas, we return to the rain forest and find Mrs. Trowbridge reflecting on the past winter months. The lives of a Trowbridge shrew family depend completely on their success at food gathering through the summer months. Mrs. T. explains it best...