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

Cool & breezy this morning… but so much fun with the waves crashing in all over the place! Okay, so sure… not quite so safe, but if you’re smart it’s okay… and quite entertaining to watch those who aren’t!!!

 

Categories: bike, Chicago, sunrise

And not to end on a dreary & cloudy note…
here’s a more impressive sunrise from Friday morning down on Navy Pier.
Beautiful clouds, colors & silhouettes down on The Pier.

Categories: animals, Chicago, weather

Blue skies. Clear skies… and a couple geese! Could it get any more BEAUTIFUL?!!!

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Categories: bike, Chicago, sunrise

Crazy winds & crazy waves this morning! Not quite the beautiful sunrise we’ve gotten used to this week… but still great fun playing along the lakefront early this morning before the temps soar back up!!! Guess I picked the wrong day to “start” my swim training?! Maybe I’ll start tomorrow?… or not. Ha!!!

Categories: bike, Chicago, sunrise

After a wonderful string of beautiful sunrises, we knew that it had come to an end at some point. But maybe not quite yet today. While today was another hot & steamy ride, the beautiful colors were fleeting… stunning at first, then pastoral & serene… before the gray clouds moved and the sunrise was blocked and back then to gray… and still SWEATY!!!

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Categories: Chicago, weather

With a hazy-foggy start to the day… the skyline was engulfed in fog & dappled clouds.

Categories: Chicago

With all of the rain we’ve had this Spring, even Lake Michigan is FLOODED!!! The orange railings are “supposed” to be at the water’s edge… with a water level being about a foot lower than the cement edge. Needless to say, the water is high enough to cover the jogging path… and almost makes it up to the bike lanes!!!

Categories: bike, Chicago, food

I’ve always said that “the best part of biking, is stopping.”
Especially when the end of the ride is across the street from Superdawg…
which was extra tasty after our wonderful day of riding!!!

Categories: bike, Chicago, sunrise

With a surprising start to a surprisingly nice day, it was good to see that sliver of sunrise color coming through before the sun went away behind the clouds. The forecast wasn’t so good for this weekend… but it looks like we’re off to a good start… with another BEAUTIFUL sunrise!!!

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Categories: bike, Chicago, weather

After teaching Summer Camp yesterday, I got to sneak in a quick 36-mile bike ride before coming back to teach my night class. You know I “had to” take advantage of the nice weather… as the next few days don’t look so good. Very cool to see that one big cloud hanging low & hovering amidst the Chicago Skyline.