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

A little warmer this morning, but a bit hazy too. It too awhile for the sun to work its way through the low-flying haze over the lake.

Categories: bike, Chicago, sunrise

Okay, I get it. Summer’s over! You don’t have to beat me over the head with it. But starting out this morning with temps in the upper 30’s seemed to seal the deal! Layers. Layers. Layers. Too soon for my liking & biking!

Categories: bike, sunrise

Crazy cool clouds this morning flying low on the horizon….
and did I mention “cool”?… err, I mean COLD!!!

It was another unseasonably cold morning requiring lots of layers & gloves. It’s far too soon to be seeing my breath while I ride! Eventually the clouds dispersed, yet I’m pretty sure I didn’t want be under that stormy cloud across the lake in Michigan!

Categories: bike, sunrise

Chilly, dark & windy… welcome to October!!! I may have to finally admit to myself that Summer is over… as the temperature gauge said it was 44-degrees outside this morning as I piled on the layers for this morning’s sunrise ride! And sadly, we didn’t even get much of a sunrise “prize” as the clouds moved in and took over the morning light.

Categories: bike, sunrise

Plenty of clouds & plenty of wind. It was a little windy from the west this morning… making it feel a bit like a headwind in both directions! But worth the extra effort with this kind of sunrise glory! Beautiful colors splashing across the sky!

Categories: bike, Chicago, sunrise

Finally, after several days of hazy cloud-free morning skies… we were finally treated with some beautiful clouds this morning. Giving the sun something to play with… creating a splash of colors, and then playing hide & seek. A beautiful start to a beautiful Saturday morning.

Categories: bike, sunrise

Not a cloud in the sky. Just clear sailing…errr, pedaling
with a chilly breeze early on.

Categories: bike, photography, sunrise

Another hazy-foggy start with the marine layer delaying the sun’s appearance. Well worth the wait… as a big red ball appeared, and then “bounced” on reflected ripples.

Categories: bike, sunrise

Another day with a hazy start. The low-flying marine layer delaying the day with a pastel glow. Eventually the sun burned its way through making some nice reflections around Montrose Harbor.

Categories: bike, sunrise

Dark start to a pastel morning. With a bit of marine layer haze, the sunrise was slow & slightly hidden… but great for early morning reflections in the calm water. The sun eventually worked its way through the low horizon haze, but the quiet pastoral vibe remained.