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, May 09, 2010


Mrs. Trowbridge was fearless in defense of her friends. And she had many friends throughout the forest community. The page above describes her chance encounter with an old school chum. Friends and close family ties are indeed a great blessing. I was reminded of that today as we sat on our back patio on this sunny Sunday afternoon visiting with our family, including two new daughters-in-law.

As a veteran rain forest trekker, I usually recognize the flowers that Mrs. T painted in her journal pages. White rhodedendron and pink mountain heather carpet the landscape as she passes over the crown of the hill on their way to the village of Huckleberry Hollow.