Kiss me..I'm Irish!
Attended a parade downtown and caught a shot of a street vendor offering his green-hued wares.
(I actually Photoshopped the figure on the Walk/Don't Walk sign to be a traditional color for the Day.)
Years later, during a St. Paddy's Day in Park Circle on Montague, I saw a costumed figure stride past me in a similar WALK sign outfit.
Yes, I am sure it was a male. A proud one.
I am fortunate in my travels to have spent nearly two weeks roaming all over Ireland, the Emerald Isle, but not on March 17.
Was there on the 250th anniversary of the founding of Guinness and the celebration called Arthur's Day.
A splendid occasion to lift a glass of cheer, er, beer, uh, a Guinness, to toast the founder the storied brewery.
Didn't wish to drive the narrow twisting lanes.
But I did see there were plenty of helpful roadside signs to help me find my way.
Savannah is a city that tried back in the 1950s to make its river that color for the day.
It gave up because it was splotchy, streaked green and just looked silly.
He apparently is a proud Marine with the Globe & Anchor symbol tattooed on his right shoulder.
I never saw him actually drinking a beer but am pretty sure some had been consumed earlier that day.
Or when he ducked in and out of several bars.
I saw a reminder of the Auld Sod in the Gents bathroom.
(Or, the toilet or WC.)
In Ireland, for some reason, all of the toilets were on the floor below the bar level, or above. Steep stairs were always involved.
Such single pictures are supposed to quickly tell a story.
I think this one qualifies.
But some people are hesitant to show they are holding a beverage when having their picture taken.
Simple solution - drink the beer then take the picture.
Looks like these two were about ready to replenish their beverages.
One thing I did NOT see today - so far - was a leprechaun.
(Click on the photos and links for more details.)
Have a safe fun day.