When we created this blog, we said we would relay what we were doing as NEBRASKAland writers/photographers on a day-to-day basis. With that in mind, the following is a brief run-down of the month of May. For those who don’t care, I apologize for the following. For those that do, I thought you’d like to know.
During the month of May the following events have occurred for future stories for the magazine: one afternoon catching largemouth bass on a Sandhills pond with former story subject Stan Schied; one day at Merritt Reservoir walleye fishing with Steve Isom; one day bluegill fishing with Alex Gonzalez at Walnut Creek; one morning photographing anglers at Wehrspann Lake; one afternoon photographing turkeys in Louisville; one morning photographing turkey hunters near Fairbury; one morning photographing turkey hunters near Louisville; two days photographing/interviewing at the Henry Doorly Zoo; one day photographing at Ponca State Park; and one night interviewing/photographing at Prairie View Lake near Omaha.
Because my writing schedule is usually all over the place, and at any one time I may be working on 10 different projects for NEBRASKAland, I’ve also written about barn swallows, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, Ponca State Park, the Henry Doorly Zoo, Wehrspann Wetland, and the Oil Spill in the Gulf.
Meanwhile, my audio recorder has 56 entries from the month of May. Most of these are probably bad ideas, yet some actually do make it in the magazine. Others are interviews I have yet to transcribe (that’s what most rainy days are for).
Besides that, in May I also managed to have one sandy camera, a hole in my john boat, flooded waders, sunburn on my neck, a long barbed wire scratch on my right leg, and a knee that keeps popping out of joint. All in all, a very productive month I’d have to say.