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

Another orchid re-blooming in my kitchen window… although this time it came along with a little visitor?! He seemed to be quite happy sitting in the bloom… but I had to force him outside to find other flowers!!! Not sure what he was or where he came from… I’ve never seen one of these before?

Categories: flowers, nature

Morning magnolia moments.
So graceful, structural & fragrant.
Too bad they’re so fragile & short-lived.

Categories: flowers, nature

Sunny little daffodils blooming to greet the day!

Categories: flowers, nature

Pretty Periwinkle flowers blooming & crawling across the vinca vines in the garden. Such a nice groundcover with glossy green leaves. They always reminds me of my Aunt Marilyn’s house in St. Charles that had a wonderfully thick patch of vinca vines by the front door!

Categories: flowers, soda-fired, stamped, vases

Celebrating Spring with some more pretty flowers… just a few branches of ornamental pear blossoms in a stamped & soda-fired ikebana vase. A simple centerpiece with just a few stems. No need for the full bouquet with a stylish ikebana vase!

Categories: flowers, nature

One of my very favorite Spring flowers. These tiny little gems seem to have taken over many yards around the neighborhood… sadly, except mine!!! I would love to have more of these scilla plants to make a blue-purple carpet in my garden… but I think I have three!!!… only THREE!

And I have no idea how they got there… but I think I can thank the squirrels!

Categories: flowers, friends

And it looks like I’m not the only one who has a happy orchid re-blooming! This one lives in Peoria and is re-blooming for the first time… and in a BIG way!!! It looks very happy in it’s little corner there… but I’m thinking it’s also about the flowerpot!!!

Thanks for sharing your beautiful orchid with us Gerry & Rosene… which they seriously “remembered” as being a white orchid, until it re-bloomed as yellow… as it always was a yellow orchid. HA!

Categories: flowers

While Spring flowers are popping outside, I have a bit of color re-blooming in my kitchen window as well. I’ve always heard that orchids are tough to re-bloom… second time during the pandemic… so these seem “quite happy” in their stamped & soda-fired flowerpot! They get very little attention from me… and they seem to be okay with that!!!

Categories: flowers

I woke to rain this morning… so no sunrise bike ride! But I did get a chance to see these beautiful azaleas blooming just down the street! With raindrops sprinkled here & there. Guess April Showers bring April flowers too?!

Categories: flowers

While Spring flowers are starting outside, I still have my African violet plant blooming indoors… now with the BIGGEST flowers I’ve ever seen it have! This violet has been amazing… a gift from one of my customers that has NEVER stopped blooming in the past year and a half. Crazy, right?!