Best Photos from our Readers and Staff

WE FOUND THE END OF THE RAINBOW IN EAST COUNTY


 

By Miriam Raftery

 

April 13, 2011 – It’s official—the rainbow ends in Jamul!

 

 A spectacular rainbow arched over a field behind Donna Hendrix’s Jamul home after last week’s rainstorm week—putting in a special appearance at a party celebrating Steve Rowe’s promotion from executive director of the East County YMCA to a leadership role in the San Diego YMCA.


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PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: MARCH 29, 2011

 

 

March 29, 2011 (San Diego's East County)-- Signs of spring abound! 

 

The past couple of weeks, our photographers found no shortage of birds and bees, flowers and trees resplendant in spring foliage.  They also spotted signs of wild life both on the trail and off,  as East County residents heralded in St. Patrick's Day.

 


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PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: MARCH 9, 2011

 

By Miriam Raftery

Photos by Daren Sefcik

 

March 9, 2011 (San Diego's East County) -- You just never know what you might encounter on the trails in East County!  Photographer Daren Sefcek headed out to the Anza-Borrego Desert to take photos of wildflowers in bloom--and captured a close-up of this yellow-backed spiny lizard on the trail. 


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COOLEST SNOW PHOTOS

 

 

 

February 27, 2011 (San Diego's East County) -- One of the heaviest snowfalls in memory, dropping snow down to under 1,500 feet, spurred many of our readers and staffers to send in photos of winter wonderland images across our region.

 

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Photos of the week Feb. 23, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 23, 2011 (San Diego's East County) -- What can be more welcoming than a warm sunny day after the winter rains?  Our readers and photographers have documented the wonders of nature--and human nature, from the sands of Anza-Borrego Desert to the top of Palomar and Laguna Mountains.  We had so many great shots this week, we're posting a bonus edition of our "photos of the week" feature just for your enjoyment!


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PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 20, 2011

 

February 20, 2011 (San Diego's East County) -- February brings out the beauty in East County, as these photos clearly show.

 


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PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: FEB. 1, 2011


February 1, 2011 (San Diego's East County)--This week, we bring you some beautiful images of nature.

 

This egret paid a visit to Robin Kendall's home in San Carlos, wading right in to take a dip in a swimming pool in her backyard. 


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PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: JAN. 26, 2011

 

January 26, 2011 (San Diego's East County) -- Our readers have been hitting the trails, venturing into parks and basking in the sunshine in their own backyards to bring you the latest intriguing images from East County.

 

Garden camouflage:  Robert Gehr snapped this image of a praying mantis artfully blending with leaves in his backyard.

 

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PHOTOS OF THE MONTH: JANUARY 2011


January 18, 2012 (San Diego's East County) -- Here are a few of our favorite shots from January--early signs that spring is on the way.

 

  Please send us your best images for publication in a future issue!  E-mail your top shots taken in East County or San Diego's inland regions to editor@eastcountymagazine.org.  


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PHOTOS OF THE YEAR: BEST IMAGES OF 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 January 3, 2011 (San Diego's East County) - our photographers and readers have provided a wealth of amazing images in 2010--from dramatic news stories to astounding nature images to heart-warming images of humanity. 

 

We hope you"ll enjoy our 50 most compelling photos. Which is your favorite?  Please share your opinions in our comments section below!


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LET IT SNOW! PHOTOS OF THE WEEK JAN.4, 2010

 

By Miriam Raftery

Photos by Billy Ortiz

 

January 4, 2011 (Mt. Laguna) - Yesterday's storm brought snow to Mount Laguna in San Diego's East County--along with a flurry of snow-goers eager to enjoy the seasonal treat. 

 


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INSPIRATION FOR THE NEW YEAR

January 1, 2011 (Lakeside) -- Trever Richardson took this awe-inspiring shot of sunshine on the horizon, viewed from a hiking trail at Louis Seltzer Park in Lakeside. 

 

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CALM BETWEEN THE STORMS

 

This dramatic image of waning storm clouds reflected in Lindo Lake at sunset was captured on film by Dennis Richardson. 

 

Want to see your photos published in East County Magazine? Submit your best images taken in East County to editor@eastcountymagazine.org.


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BEST PHOTOS FROM OUR READERS: PEACE ON EARTH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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HELIX WATER ANNOUNCES WINNER OF LAKE JENNINGS PHOTO CONTEST

 

December 4, 2010 (San Diego's East County) – This fall, as part of the Helix Water District’s watershed awareness campaign, a photo contest was held for residents that live within the Lake Jennings watershed. The District has now announced the winner—Sid Cavey who lives near the reservoir and submitted a spectacular photo of a rainbow over the Lake, which is located in Lakeside.

 

 


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BEST PHOTOS FROM EAST COUNTY: NOVEMBER 29, 2010

November 29, 2010 (San Diego's East County) -- While residents in other parts of the country are shoveling snow, and even coastal residents are contending with foggy winter days, here in East County it's been a week to savor some beautiful moments.  We hope you'll enjoy a few of the best shots captured by our readers and staff this week in East County!


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BEST EAST COUNTY PHOTOS: November 23, 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

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HALLOWEEN SIGHTINGS IN EAST COUNTY

 

November 1, 2010 (San Diego's East County) -- Kids and the young at heart had some Halloween fun last night at parties and trick-or-treat events throughout East County. Photos by Trever Richardson and Miriam Raftery.


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BEST EAST COUNTY PHOTOS

 

 October 22, 2010

No kidding! Youngsters had a great time at the San Miguel Fire open house in Spring Valley earlier this month, where this boy got a close-up look at goats owned by Johnny Gonzalez; the four-footed brush clearing team is used to create firebreaks in East County’s rural areas. Photo by Miriam Raftery.

“My son grew up here in Boulevard and loves what God gave us,” wrote reader Leslie Mauris, who submitted this photo of boulders balanced as if by divine design.

 

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2 MORE BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS FROM EAST COUNTY

Have a great East County shot that you've taken and would like to see published?  Send it to editor@eastcountymagazine.org!  


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SKY'S THE LIMIT!

 

September 30, 2010 (San Diego's East County) -- Wild weather created the perfect storm for some spectacular skies over East County during the past couple of days. Here are a few of our favorites.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Storm over East County

Thunderstorm over East County


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SPRINGTIME IN EAST COUNTY

By Miriam Raftery

April 15, 2010 - Yes, you can still see wildflowers in bloom in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Thanks to readers Jerry and Marlene Fisher for sending us shots taken this week of the desert floor in bloom--and a flowering ocotillo.

We also spotted a profusion of spring blooms at Summers Past Farm, which hosted its annual Sweet Pea Festival last weekend. Local residents Cindy and Juliana Houser, Laura Butcher, and Bonnie Henselmeier snipped fragrant sweat peas shown in the photo at right.  The crowd quickly grew so large that cutting was stopped for the day, but not to worry--more sweat peas will be available to the public this weekend. 


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EAST COUNTY CELEBRATES ITS MULTI-ETHNIC HERITAGE

January 5, 2009 (San Diego's East County) - Festivals and events held in East County in 2009 showcased our region's growing cultural and ethnic diversity.  Below are a few highlights:  

 

The Chaldean Food Festival in El Cajon featured cuisine and entertainment reflective of the Iraqi Chaldean community.


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FOUR SEASONS IN EAST COUNTY: SCENIC SHOTS FROM 2009

 

 

December 29, 2009 - At year's end, we'd like to share with our readers a few of our favorite images taken along East County's backroads and byways during the four seasons in the past year.


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PHOTOS OF THE MONTH: OCTOBER 2009

This month, we bring you the many faces of our community - plus some holiday spirits!


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PHOTOS OF THE MONTH: AUGUST

Check out these hot shots--we've got some real beauties this month!

 

 

Deerhorn Valley: photo by Rob Deason

 

 

 


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PHOTOS OF THE MONTH: JULY IN EAST COUNTY

Dear Readers - Please send your favoritie photos taken in East County or San Diego's Eastern Regions to editor@eastcountymagazine.org for consideration in our "best photos" section.

Here are a few of our favorite pics for July:

 


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PHOTOS OF THE MONTH:  ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION AT HOOLEYS

Hundreds turned out for a wearin’ of the green, Irish fare and festivities at Hooleys Irish Pub & Grille in Rancho San Diego and La Mesa.  From kilts to kitch, East County party-goers got into the holiday spirit!


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PHOTO ESSAY: BACK COUNTRY BEAUTY

By Miriam Raftery

On a January morning, while people in much of the nation were shivering in
sub-zero tempatures, I took a drive and basked in the glorious sunshine of
an East County winter's day.


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