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Jennie Logsdon Martin L.O.F.
(Licensed Oregon Fisherwoman)
I love my life, and it's a pleasure to fish it.

May 26, 2016

It's one of those years, and I can't stand it! It's so awesome! We have hummingbirds! Zillions of them! they are everywhere, and if I go outside to fill the feeder, (which is must do at least three times a day!) they buzz all over me! I can hold the feeder, and they will come and feed, right there! It's awesome! Oh, I love my hummers!
We were so worried. I think, partially because the weather has fooled me into thinking that the birds are late. But, they are thick, now! It's so exciting! The only thing missing is the purple finch! Oh, and barn swallows. I don't know where they are. Is it just that I'm expecting them too early? I don't know and we'll just wait to see. I'm not complaining. I'm fully smiling over what we have!
I have been using Periscope to do videos of the hummies, but the problem with Periscope is that they only keep videos for 24 hours. I kind of like that, but it's difficult to share with others. I think I saved one of the hummies, though. Let me find it. Agh. I can't find it. I promise that I will find it, and post it here... But, they are thick!
Here is what Bill and I were laughing about, the other night. Too funny! Willie keeps us in stitches!

Willie really thinks he controls things. For instance, he has learned that if he puts his paw to the window in the car, the window unrolls. Magic! He did that, right? Mom didn't help. It is just his power. Willie power!
So, he gets very frustrated when it doesn't happen. There are times, like when it is pouring down rain, that I don't want the window open! Boy, does he get upset, though, when his window is broken!
I'm really enjoying our new Moultrie three-cam cam! I forget what it's called, but it is more fun! It takes panoramic pictures, and it sews them together quite nicely! I find that most times, I only need one of the pics, such as this sweet one:


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The pics aren't amazing. I just enjoy them, though! To know that when I go check the camera, that sweet little deer was standing right there, before me!
Anyhow... I've had more fun, here with all the brushes with nature I have had. I hate to go back to the city.
More and more, (and especially as I look at my remaining pennies in my purse!) I think of selling my home in Oregon City and just staying in a hotel when I have to do medical stuff. Sigh... it's a tough decision, but it's got to be made, some day!
Off I go. Who will feed my hummies while I'm gone? Bill better! We have his and hers hummy feeders, and I hope he fills mine, so that I don't lose my birds! :) Oops! My feeder is empty, again! Time to go refill!
Bzzzzzzzzzzz

May 21, 2016

I can barely stand it. Every day, there is something [else] to do. Something besides Springer fishing. WHY?!
Today just screams Springer Fishing. From the wet grass to the overcast sky. It's cool, damp, windless... perfect for springer fishing! It's in the air! If I close my eyes, I can feel the boat move. I can hear the waves lapping against the chines. I can feel my iphone in my pocket, just waiting to scope a fish being caught!
Agh. And here I sit in my robe. I'm not in a hurry. I'm not hearing Bill's engine roar, waiting for me. There is no boat hooked up. I need no life jacket.
There is simply... silence. Silence, and zero anticcccccc ipation.
Sigh...
Bill is leaving this morning for a Steelheader's Meeting in Salem. I admire him so much. He is a dedicated Steelheader, by golly. Bill Hedlund is a lifetime Charter member. I love how that sounds! :)
Joyce Sherman, Art Israelson and Bill Hedlund are all people I respect in the fishing world. They are givers. They were involved in the organization of the group in 1960. Then, the Steelheaders joined with Trout Unlimited. That didn't work out, so in 1962, The Steelheaders reorganized and offered charter lifetime memberships. Bill has a little pin on his main fishing hat that says so! He is very proud of that little pin, and I am, too! I have only seen one of those pins, in my entire life!
You know, the main reason he got the North Coast Chapter going, was largely in memory of Jim Erickson. I remember sitting in bed, talking about it, after Jim passed.
Jim had the North Coast Chapter for many years, and when he passed, Bill took it over. When Bill took it over, though, he went all out!
It used to be such a small little group, and we'd all get together for a nice dinner and talk about things to do for the chapter. We'd write an article, or something... but we never really did big things.
What started as a very small group of steelheaders has become a full fledged active group of Steelheaders, right here on the North Coast! YAY, Bill! You did it!
If you'd like to become a member, please call Bill at 503-815-2737. Join us! It's so fun!
Frankly, I'm not that involved. In fact, I've let Bill have this for his thing. A thing where the girl that tags along fishing all the time, stays behind. I fish with him enough. He needs a guy thing. Plus, I'm no good in the evenings, so this is his thing.
It started very slowly, and the first few meetings, Bill was very nervous. Maybe one person... maybe two, or perhaps a handful would show up. I remember once, that no one showed up! -but Bill was not deterred! He kept it up and week by week, month by month, year by year... the meetings became better attended and the group became more active. The things they accomplish are awesome, now, and Bill still gets nervous! LOL.
The things that we do in life change, as time passes. The things that are important, the things that can wait.
But, darnit, Bill! I want to go fishing!
Well... guess what? It's May 21st... and guess what that means?
I can go fling a fly around! Whoop!
So, that's just what I'll do!

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A reminder from Jennie!
Do not burn yourself out!
Be as I am - a reluctant enthusiast...a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it's still there. So get out there, and hunt and fish, and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, encounter the Grizz, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, that lovely mysterious and awesome space.
Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain active and alive, and I promise you this much; I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those desk-bound people with their hearts in a safe deposit box and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this: you will outlive the (bad word edited for this family site!!)."
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