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

More clouds this morning, but still surprisingly warm.
Good color, but a few too many clouds for the sun to quite peek through.

And then the amazing color sky show ended… and we were plunged back into clouds.
Making the northern tip of Belmont Harbor look especially cold… but it wasn’t.

And a slightly still fogged-in Chicago skyline…

Categories: Chicago, sunset

The “other side” of living Chicago. Clear sky sunrises… and the “cluttered” urban sunset!!!

Categories: artists, Chicago, creativity

Street art along Ashland Avenue in Chicago… taking a nap on the sidewalk?!

Categories: Chicago, photography, sunset

It was an uncharacteristically warm day today for January. So it was a perfect day for an afternoon bike ride… or perhaps even a Protest March downtown! The lake is now mostly melted… except for a few sections in the shadow of the skyline buildings.

Slushy lake. Cool breezes. And a beautiful afternoon for a few urban sunset shots.

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Categories: Chicago

As a quick break in the middle of the day, we went for a quick spin on the new Centennial Ferris Wheel at Navy Pier. They were giving free rides from 10:00am-12:00pm. And lucky, one of our Pier Park friends was working and “hooked us up” in the special glass-bottomed gondola!!! Extra special views in the extra special car. WHOO-HOO… playing hookie!!!

Dawn was a bit freaked out by the ride…

While Tiffany was grinning & bearing it… while fighting back a smidgen of nausea and claustrophobia!

I, on the other hand, was giggling and goofing around like a four-year old… which I’m pretty sure didn’t help matters any?!!!

“Floating” out of my seat above the glass-bottomed floor!

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Categories: Chicago, food

Celebrating the “holiday” with some Chicago Mix… cheddar & caramel corn mixed together!!!
With an added bonus… Buy any medium bag today and get a FREE upgrade to Large
at any Garrett’s Popcorn in Chicago!!! So we did…. twice!!!

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Categories: Chicago, sunrise

Another cold morning in Chicago. Cloudy skies covering the sunrise.
The lake is still frozen with a forecast of warm temps this weekend to melt the slushy surface!

Categories: Chicago

The only bright spot on a wet & dreary day.
Navy Pier is celebrating the Chicago Cubs and their visit to The White House today.

Categories: Chicago, creativity

Admiring the vivid colors & strong designs of these stained glass pieces on a grey & dreary day at the Richard Driehaus Gallery of Stained Glass on Chicago’s Navy Pier.

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Categories: bike, Chicago, sunrise

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.