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

Sure, my purple hyacinth bean vines have nice flowers & seed pods. But the also have great leaves with some very striking veining. Perfect for another “natural” Texture Tuesday!

Categories: garden, nature

You’ve seen snippets of my little back porch from the other side… but here’s the “front” side as seen from my kitchen window. Sure, I might have a bit of a rusty metal addiction… but the climbing purple hyacinth bean vine sure seems to be happy with it. Loving the colors & textures of the coleus plants… and a little bit of a gourd plant working its way through!

Categories: flowers, garden

Bright colors poppin’ on my back porch.
Beautiful colors & textures on this sweet coleus plant…
so vibrant, so colorful.

Categories: flowers, garden, nature

We’ve been so dry lately, but yesterday’s rain really made some flowers happy! Like this beautiful new dahlia that is looking so radiant today! Pretty excited as this is the first dahlia I’ve ever grown… and there are some more blossoms coming in behind this one! Methinks I might need to add more to my garden next year?!!!

Categories: garden

Pretty little berries changing colors on the vine.
Dangling gracefully on the trellis.

Categories: flowers, friends, garden, soda-fired, stamped, vases

Colorful coleus in a stamped & soda-fired vase. Love the splash of color contrasting with the stamped & soda-fired texture of the vase. Thanks for sharing your beauties Rosene!

Categories: bike, garden, weather

A beautiful day biking out amongst the cornfields!

Categories: garden, textures

A little texture for another TEXTURE TUESDAY!
Some natural textures on the colorful coleus leaves…
contrasted with some more texture in the bricks as a fun background.

Categories: friends, garden, mugs

Celebrating another MUGSHOT MONDAY with a collection of mugs that have become homes to an adorable little succulent garden. They’ve even been drilled through the bottoms for proper drainage! Such a great idea Rosene!

Categories: color, garden

More colors. More textures. More raindrops.