It’s so nice when you can have both at the same time.

I’m not sure if you realize it but the kilt is a very masculine piece of attire. You never want to make the mistake of calling it a skirt, especially in the presence of a man who is holding a very heavy set of bagpipes in his hands. I’m sure he could do a good deal of damage with those things if his skirt kilt were insulted.

But seriously, I love how many different types of people can wear a kilt. And, while this is just a theory, far from making them feel emasculated, I dare say they stand just a wee bit taller. It’s fun to speculate on what these pipers do for a day job…


Geography Teacher.

Future Prime Minister of Canada.


Computer Programmer.

Personal Trainer.

And finally, we will now examine up close the many faces of a piper while piping. I do not think I personally would have the bronchial fortitude to play this instrument. Just look at the faces… All I can think is that they must be popping blood vessels all over their bodies in order to accomplish this transfixing sound that I love so much.

All photos copyright 2007 Nan/Writer-mom @ Life is Like a Lunchbox

8 thoughts on “I like bagpipes. And I like mountains.

  1. Great photos! I too love bagpipes and mountains … doesn’t hurt that I’ve got a lot o’ Scottish blood in me 🙂

  2. Wow, Nan. Your photos are amazing. I like the sock pix below, too! We are of Scottish heritage and got to see the Edinburgh Castle Tattoo in 2004 – what an experience.Hey, I wanted to let you know that you were my inspiration for something…I have a link to your blog today at mine!

  3. I have been lurking for months at your blog. I found you through my dear friend Leah Belle and wanted to let you know I enjoy your blog. I love bagpipes too- there is something so soothing about them. I will also have to look for Shrinky Dinks– my boys would love them. I am sure I’d get a kick out of playing with them again too.Anyways just wanted to say hi.

  4. Great photos! You need to get them published! My 11 year old really enjoyed the music clip at the beginning as well..the girls were also dancing around after they figured out it was

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