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

Finally a morning without rain… sadly, almost without a sunrise too.
Cloudy, gray & breezy… with some beautifully flooded beaches along the way!

Categories: bike, sunrise

After a long weekend in Schaumburg “trapped” in my art fair booth, it sure felt good to get out on my bike again this morning. We had surprisingly great weather for the art fair, and it continued this morning… but it sounds like the storm is headed towards us later today. So enjoy it while you can, right?!!!

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Categories: bike, sunrise

A short morning ride with a beautifully dramatic sunrise… cloudy… breezy… and then the rain came in cutting my ride short with a few miles to pedal home in the rain!

Categories: bike, Chicago, sunrise

Lots of clouds for a very dramatic bike ride this morning.
Mostly clouds. Mostly wind. Mostly gray

Yet with a sudden splash of color… that lasted but a few minutes!

Categories: bike, Chicago, sunrise

So cloudy this morning without much chance for a real sunrise! The wind was strong, the waves were crashing & parts of the trail were already closed!!! But it was fighting the headwind all the way home that was the real challenge!

And then I turned around to head home… and into the wind… and yes, that flag is flying SIDEWAYS!!!

Categories: bike, sunrise

What a difference a day makes…
same harbor without the low-flying clouds.
Just plenty of clear blue skies and a blazing orange sunrise!

 

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Categories: bike, sunrise

With a large layer of clouds flying low this morning, the sun never really had a chance!
Blocked for most of the sunrise, but finally made a comeback at the end.
At least we got some beautiful reflections at Belmont Harbor!

Categories: bike, sunrise

The clear blue skies from the weekend were gone, as the clouds had definitely moved in this morning. Lots of drama & lots of potential for a great sunrise… but the timing just didn’t quite work. Too much cloud, not enough sun.

Categories: bike, Chicago

After being cooped-up in the studio all day firing my soda kiln, it sure felt GREAT to get outside Sunday for a wonderful bike ride along the lakefront. My own “urban jungle” with dandelions popping up everywhere… and to think like a week ago we had snow?!!!

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Sure, this morning was pretty albeit a bit cloudy, wet & damp… but yesterday was STUNNING!!! With a kinda crazy half & half cloud thing going on for some pretty dramatic photos!