Hey look, I found one more picture from our trip to Ireland a couple of years ago. They don’t call it the Emerald Isle for nothing!

Oh wait. This isn’t Ireland. It’s just Irvine. This is what it looks like around here when we get plenty of rain, but before the mustard plants take over. It doesn’t look like this everywhere, but in places it’s really quite lovely.

March 24, 2019 — Irvine, California

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