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

Another morning with crisp weather & clear skies. Barely a cloud in the sky along the lakefront. Perfect to kick-off another week of beautiful Fall weather! It was a bit chillier than I expected though… gotta up my game tomorrow with some warmer gloves!!!

Categories: bike, Chicago

I must admit that I’m one of the few who actually “like” when the time change “Falls back.” It kinda feels like I’ve gotten a bonus hour to play! After my sunrise ride, I worked in the studio all morning & afternoon. But skipped out just in time for a beautiful blue sky ride along the lakefront. Such a wonderful afternoon… this Fall season has been fantastic this year!

Categories: bike, sunrise

It was a stunning sunrise this morning as the clouds were splashed with color. Ever-changing with saturated colors pedaling along the lakefront… before the grayness of the day moved in.

Categories: bike, sunrise

Another warm morning with a bit of a breeze! Leaves were blowing around everywhere!!! I just hope they don’t all come off the trees today. I want these pretty Fall colors to hang on a lot longer!

Categories: bike, color, nature

So I worked in my studio all morning…
but with today’s FANTASTIC summer temperatures…
how can I be expected to stay inside?! I CAN’T!!!

So… I went for a fantastic bike ride outside all afternoon.
Loving the colors. Loving the weather.
Loving the freedom on my bike!

And now back to the studio for the evening…

Categories: bike, sunrise

This morning, after yesterday’s Chicago Marathon… I painfully dragged my butt out of bed and went for a little sunrise bike ride. Sure, call me crazy… but I thought it would be the best way to work some of the extra lactic acid out of my sore muscles. Once I staggered & winced my way down the three flights of back stairs carrying my bike… the ride felt great. I didn’t go all that far… but worked it out and got a beautiful sunrise all at the the same time! My legs & feet felt better… we’ll see how long that “sunrise euphoria” hangs in there?!

Categories: bike, sunrise

Another morning ride surrounded by crazy-cool splashing waves everywhere. I love when the morning sun catches the wave just right and kinda “illuminates” the splash!!! Timing is everything!!!

Categories: bike, sunrise

Huge gusting winds blowing in off the lake this morning. Crazy cool waves splashing all around. Not much in the way of sunrise colors… but the waves & the gusts made it extra fun this morning!

Categories: bike, sunrise

Finishing out the month with another beautiful sunrise. Just a few clouds floating out over the horizon… but enough to create another beautiful sunrise sky show!

Categories: bike, sunrise

WOW! Crazy cool waves on a crazy cool morning!

It was down-right cold earlier today… mid-40’s!!! I had to pull out the gloves & jacket!!! Still worth it as the waves were crashing all around… as the clouds tried their best to make an even better show above the waves!