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

With as forecast of a big warm-up this weekend, I must admit I expected it to be a lot warmer this morning. Not. Instead, it was WINDY and quite chilly!!! A lot of clouds hanging low on the horizon… so the sunrise was delayed as it tried to peek through a couple times!

Categories: animals, architecture, Chicago

The beautiful old facade of the Medinah Temple downtown. I remember being a little kid and going down there every year to see some Russian Circus performing in this beautiful building… back when circuses were circuses… with overly-trained dancing bears in human clothing that even way back then I knew wasn’t quite right!

Categories: Chicago, rusty, textures

Celebrating another TEXTURE TUESDAY with a little sightseeing downtown… enjoying the CITY while looking up & looking down!

Categories: bike, Chicago, sunrise

No chance for a sunrise this morning… just gray clouds & smooth biking!

Categories: Chicago, color, family, holiday, Taylor

Spent a fun afternoon downtown today with my niece Taylor and her parents… their first time seeing the Chicago River dyed green for St. Patrick’s Day. They were all surprised by how vibrant the green color was… eco-friendly of course!!! Good to see the City decided to bring back a little bit of holiday “normal” this year… as we didn’t get to see it last year when the City shutdown just before St. Patrick’s Day!

Categories: bike, Chicago, sunrise

With big clouds blowing through, there was some good potential for a beautiful sunrise this morning. Unfortunately, the clouds won!!! Still, it was amazing to be back out on the bike for my sunrise bike ride. The clouds were dramatic with the sun making a few intermittent appearances… as the wind was blowing making a strong headwind for the ride back home!

Categories: bike, Chicago, murals, weather

We had a surprisingly warm day here in Chicago today… lots of sun & lots of melting! And the perfect opportunity to get back out on my bike for another wonderful afternoon ride along the lakefront!

Categories: Chicago, platters, stamped

Just a quick reminder that the Chicago Public Art Group “A TIME TO UNITE” Fundraiser is still going on! The Silent Auction ends tomorrow 3/4/21 at 12:00pm CST. My stamped plate is part of the fundraiser… so click here if you want to support Chicago’s public art AND get a pretty sweet plate at the same time! –

Categories: architecture, Chicago

Loving the classic architectural details of Piper Hall at Loyola University along the lakefront… especially while dappled by the morning sun!

Categories: architecture, Chicago

Architectural details highlighted by the morning sun.