On Sunday evening, I was fortunate enough to be gassing up at the same time as this gentleman, dressed for an evening playing bagpipes at a St. Patrick's Day gathering downtown.
I greeted him with, "It takes a real man to wear a bonnie kilt!" in my best fake Scots brogue. He smiled and said, "Irish, actually," and explained about the bagpipes. Afterwards, I realized that the kilt was not a tartan, and my friend Tim pointed out that with the orange kilt, he was dressed as an Ulsterman, an Irish Protestant.
In any event, I thought he looked great, and he kindly agreed to pose for a few photos. I rather liked this "Piper at the Pump" shot.
... and a happy St. Patrick's Day to all, green or orange!