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

Another beautiful bike ride along the lakefront. With a few waves rolling in, and a few cool cloud formations wafting through. We had several good “moments” along the way… a couple great photo moments!!!

Categories: bike, sunrise

A dramatic morning sunrise to celebrate the last day of June! Crazy cool clouds, colors & reflections… and that one big cloud right there in the wrong place at the right time to block the sun!!!

Hard to believe we’re already going into July and a holiday weekend, right?! Seems like it was just March the last time I checked.

Categories: bike, sunrise

Warm, humid & sweaty… a hazy start to the morning. Lots of clouds breezing through the City… sometimes blocking the sun, other times revealing some amazing colors & wonderful reflections.

Categories: bike, sunrise

Colorful clouds quietly drifting across the morning sky. Beautiful colors kicking off another beautiful morning along the Chicago lakefront. The best way to start my day!!!

Categories: bike, Chicago, sunrise

A cloudy start. A cloudy morning… wondering if my judgement was clouded too?! As I didn’t even know if we would see anything other than clouds this morning?!!! Luckily, the sun finally broke through for quite a dramatic start to the day! Still so happy to be out on the Chicago Lakefront Bike Trail again!

Categories: animals, bike, flowers, friends, nature

While the clouds roll through today, it was a beautifully sunny day yesterday… perfect for a bike ride up to where the “path ends” and back again. Such a pretty day pedaling north to the Great Lakes Naval Base, through Fort Sheridan, Openlands Lakeshore Preserve, the Chicago Botanic Garden and the Chicago River North Branch Trail.

Great fun to find my friends Allison & Terry at Openlands…
while he was busy trying to balance more rocks along the lakefront!

Categories: bike, Chicago, sunrise

AND WE’RE BACK!!! So the Chicago Lakefront Bike Trail finally reopened today!!!
And it was AMAZING to pedal down to the City again after three months of lockdown! Oddly, exactly the same as we had left it… no improvements, still with sections closed down due to erosion and poor path conditions. But I didn’t care too much… I was just excited to be out there this morning!!!

Sure, the Evanston Lakeshore has been a nice diversion… but it felt AMAZING to be back on the Chicago Lakefront!!! Thank You to the Mayor and my pottery student Dr. Allison Arwady for allowing us to get back on the lakefront. I just hope a bunch of “idiots” don’t ruin it for the rest of us who are willing to play within the restrictions & guidelines!

Categories: bike, sunrise

Finally a few morning clouds for the sun to play with!
It was another beautiful morning… very quiet, very still.
So nice to start the day calmly with such a serene sunrise.

Categories: bike, sunrise

Another beautiful morning… no clouds, no wind, no worries. Just a very quiet sunrise along the lakefront. Simple reflections. Simple pleasures.

Categories: bike, sunrise

A chilly start to the morning. Not a cloud in the sky… luckily there were some waves playing along the lakeshore to make my morning ride more interesting! I love it when sunrise & splashing waves join forces to make morning magic!