I met a person recently who asked me, “How do you get your ideas to write your column each week?” That’s a good question. After seven and a half years, it is getting to be more of a challenge. But as you can see, I’m still going strong and haven’t had to repeat anything.

I’ve mentioned to my readers before that it’s quite common for me to carefully observe yards and landscaping as I’m driving around town. I will cut through neighborhoods and go different routes to common places, just to see a new area.

Darla Horner Menking is an outdoor enthusiast and Herald correspondent. Contact her at darla.menking@gmail.com.

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