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

The city looked AMAZING this morning…
as one big clouds was blowing through and the city lights were shimmering & reflecting
on the calming ripples of Lake Michigan.

Categories: bike, Chicago, sunrise

Red sky in the morning… bikers take warning.
Another dramatic start to another amazing morning.
Crazy cool colors splashing across the clouds. Quite the sky show…
but also a harbinger of some crazy weather on the way!

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Categories: Chicago, food

A fun afternoon break yesterday at Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream… my first time to their new location at Wrigley Field. Just as yummy as their other locations!!! And I couldn’t decide… so I went with an ice cream flight of three! Darkest Chocolate, Goat Cheese & Red Cherries and my favorite Bangkok Peanut. They’re right… Flavor Is Everything.

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Categories: bike, Chicago, sunrise

So I woke up early for my morning ride and the pavement was wet. I checked the weather and it looked like no more rain for a couple hours. So I had a few choices… Wet streets vs. dry bed. Hours of sleep vs. hours of pedaling. Chance of rain vs. chance of dreams. Well… no surprise, my biking addiction won out once again! No sunrise to speak of, but the cloud cover & crashing waves were pretty darn AMAZING!!!

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Categories: architecture, artists, Chicago

Sure, the art collection inside the Art Institute is pretty darn AMAZING. But outside is pretty cool too… with a great mix of modern architecture on the Modern Wing juxtaposed with the vintage Chicago Stock Exchange arch by Louis Sullivan.

Categories: Chicago

Turns out that the morning haze over the City’s skyline lingered throughout the afternoon… along with more clouds as the afternoon moved in to evening.

Categories: Chicago, sculpture, sunrise

Another cloudy morning, but still a great way to start a hazy & humid Sunday morning. A longer ride gave me a sunrise view of the City from the other side… which was still hazed over. Turns out it was for most of the day!

Lakefront sculpture by Mark di Suvero.

Categories: bike, Chicago, sunrise

Some sunrise drama this morning as heavy clouds were sweeping through Chicago…. which also meant gusty winds, but I’m okay with that. We had some beautiful colors for a few brief moments before the clouds took over and covered the sky.

And then gone… swept away into the clouds…

Categories: bike, Chicago, sunrise

Another warm one…but a beautiful sunrise ride to kick-off the day before I head back out to the ‘burbs for Day Two of the Schaumburg Prairie Arts Festival.

With the added bonus of getting to ride all the way home on Lake Shore Drive which is closed this morning for the annual “Bike The Drive” event.

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Categories: Chicago, seasons, weather

Enough snow today that even the Chicago Cubs Home Opening Day had to be postponed until tomorrow! Sure, it may be a bit warmer & drier for everyone… but I was kinda looking forward to watching players literally SLIDING into Home Plate… and continue sliding into a snow bank! C’mon, this coulda been hysterically fun to watch!!!