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May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields.” – Irish blessing

January 26, 2016 (San Diego’s East County)—Those winter rains have left our drought-parched hills wearing a lovely coat of green.  In fact, some areas in San Diego’s backcountry now bear a striking resemblance to Ireland!  Can you tell which photo was taken in East County yesterday, and which was shot in the Irish countryside? (Click “read more” for the answer.)


The photo on the left, above, was taken along State Route 94 just south of Jamul by our editor, Miriam Raftery.

The photo on the right, above, was taken in Ireland, courtesy of Pixabay.

Sure and we can't resist sharing  more photos of that road rising up to meet you in beautiful Jamul, along with a field soft and blooming after the recent rains:







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Nice touch, Don!

That's one Johnny Cash tune I hadn't heard before.