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

Quiet & warm this morning. A stillness accentuated with foggy humidity.
Layered clouds front & back… with the dark ones blocking the colored ones!!!

 

Categories: bike, sunrise

Not a lot of difference. Can’t really tell where the water stops and the sky begins???

Categories: bike, friends

Pedaled the IRONMAN Madison bike course yesterday with two of my IRONMAN-In-Training friends! We had a great training ride up & down the 112 miles of hills, with plenty of humidity & sweat. And an entertaining stretch break for Nancy…. she stretched, while I ate ice cream!!! All worth it when riding with friends and celebrating a great finish with APPLE PIE!!! Chris & Nancy are both going to rock their IRONMAN Madison race in a few weeks!

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Categories: bike, sunrise

Felt great riding this morning for a foggy, misty, humid morning…
working out all the kinks from yesterday’s 112 miles of hills!

Categories: bike, sunrise

With a bit of chilled humidity, the morning skies were clouded along the horizon. Nothing too sharp or dramatic… just some soft colors glowing low turning into soft pastels as the sun breached the horizon.

Categories: bike, Chicago, flowers

After our last day of camp this week, I snuck out this afternoon for a quick bike ride along the lakefront. It was still a bit humid and hazy downtown… but still a beautiful ride with some nice wildflowers along the way. Still enjoying those lazy, hazy, crazy days of Summer! And now… back to the studio…

Not every bird likes to swim.

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Categories: bike, food

During our bike ride Sunday, we were on the proverbial quest to find some homemade pie along the way. One of our biking traditions. Unfortunately, we failed along the route… and the pie shop in Kankakee had already closed by the time we finished our miles. But I am NOT a quitter!!! I still wanted pie… and had to find some. So I found some pie on my way home, but couldn’t decide. And I figured after more than a hundred miles, I “deserved” more than one piece of pie.

But they didn’t sell slices, so I had to get whole pies! So now I have two pies that I need to finish… somehow… I’m sure it will be no problem!!! I’m a trooper.

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Categories: architecture, bike

Last Sunday we pedaled over a hundred miles in hundred degree weather through the rural farmlands around Kankakee. We followed along both the Kankakee River and the Iroquois River and had a wonderful trip putting in the miles… and finding little treasures along the way. Like this really cool old building from 1911… abandoned & left behind… but not before someone added a pay phone??? When was the last time you saw one of those???

And then a bit of humor found in the fields…

Categories: bike, Chicago, sunrise

Red sky in the morning… bikers take warning.
Another dramatic start to another amazing morning.
Crazy cool colors splashing across the clouds. Quite the sky show…
but also a harbinger of some crazy weather on the way!

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Categories: bike, sunrise

With a stillness & warmth in the air, it was a quiet ride on a warm August morning.
Wispy clouds traversing the horizon. Feels like it’s going to be a HOT one today!