With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner and me tuning up my bagpipes, it suddenly occurred to me how appropriate it is that this most Irish of celebrations, where green is the color of the day, is held in March. This third month, after all, is the time when green returns to the landscape.
Irish eyes may be smiling, but on a recent walk through the garden, as I brushed aside brown winter leaves, I found my gardener’s eyes smiling at the excitement and promise of once again seeing green.
Recently, I posted about my playing bagpipes and marching my way through March. This Saturday is the biggest of the parades, the NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade. As a result of that post, several people have either commented or asked me, “Hey, how about a photo of you in a kilt and with your bagpipes.” Well, I tend to keep those photos well-hidden, but here is a video of my band from a few years ago, marching in the NYC parade. You can find me front and center. I’m the one in the kilt. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!