Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
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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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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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.

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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.

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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!

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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

 

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Early morning cloud-cover reminiscent of the famous Georgia O’Keeffe painting.
Both are masterpieces.

And for those who may not be familiar with the Georgia O’Keeffe’s
clouds painting in the Art Institute of Chicago…

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Windy & warm…
a beautiful start to the day with some great clouds and criss-crossing contrails.

 

Wait for it…

Wait for it…

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Lots of clouds. Lots of color. Another beautiful sunrise bike ride. Although it seems to be getting chillier every day… might be time to pull out the winter gloves!!!