Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
Categories: bike, Chicago, sunrise

More clouds this morning, but still surprisingly warm.
Good color, but a few too many clouds for the sun to quite peek through.

And then the amazing color sky show ended… and we were plunged back into clouds.
Making the northern tip of Belmont Harbor look especially cold… but it wasn’t.

And a slightly still fogged-in Chicago skyline…

Categories: bike, sunrise

Another beautiful morning with some great clouds… and even better color!
Looks like it’s going to become a beautiful day as predicted. I’m thinking studio this morning,
and then back on the bike this afternoon for a few more miles!!!

Categories: bike, sunrise

With a surprising warm spell moving through Chicago, it was great to kick-off the “weekend” with a beautiful sunrise morning. With huge hopes of more great rides as the weekend is predicted to be absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! Time to get in some good miles!!!

Categories: bike, sunrise

Another beautiful morning… were two-for-two!
And I’m loving this unusually dry & snow-free Winter!

There was a large cloud passing through this morning… with some odd sunlight bursting through creating an orange beam of lighting shooting up towards the heavens. Holy sunbeam Batman!

 

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Categories: bike, sunrise

Sure, it was a bit chilly.
But with enough layers on it wasn’t too bad… and a great ride with a sunrise like this!!!

And then it turned orange…

And then it was gone…

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Categories: bike, Chicago, sunrise

Kicking off the New Year with a wonderful sunrise bike ride. A little on the cloudy side, but still the best way to start the day. The sun finally found a way to break through for a beautiful, albeit brief, sunrise over Lake Michigan.

And then just one last treat I picked up at the end of my ride to celebrate the New Year! As for tomorrow reality sets in… and I get back to the normal routine of things. Back to work. Back to the studio. Back to eating better. Back to working out. You know the drill… Welcome to 2017.

Categories: bike, special events

After two and a half months, I figured it was finally time to cut off the wristband.
Starting out the New Year with fond memories of my first IRONMAN adventure
and “trading it out” with a more permanent souvenir reminder.

Categories: bike, Chicago, sunrise

So nice to have the holidays over. All the planning, shopping, decorating.
Done. Done. And DONE.

Now for the “chore” of getting everything back to normal.
And this morning was one sunrise in the right direction!!!

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Categories: bike, Chicago, sunset

Sure, maybe I should have been Christmas shopping? Or wrapping presents? Or one of a million other things on my to-do list?! But it was surprisingly warm (comparatively) this afternoon so I just had to head out on my bike! Christmas stuff can wait till tomorrow, right? Why rush.

And while the sunset was brightening the western sky, it was fun to see the festive Christmas colors on top of the John Hancock Building downtown!

Categories: bike, Chicago, sunrise

A tough ride into the wind this morning.
Worth it for a beautiful sunrise over Navy Pier.
Filled with cool silhouettes and groovy reflections on the Pier.  #navypierchicago