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

Close. Closer. Closest… each one cooler than the next.
One long stalk with one beautiful flower.

Categories: flowers, nature

Color, pattern, repetition, layers… not to mention the color variation alone…


Categories: animals, nature

After playing at Morgan Farm, Chris & I got back on our bikes and pedaled our way up to the Chicago Botanic Garden, Where we were greeted by hoards of butterflies all over the place… both Painted Ladies & Monarchs! They were swarming a large sage-salvia plant, just in case you were wondering.


Categories: garden, nature

Personally, I’ve always been a gourds over pumpkins kind of guy! So much cooler… textures, patterns, colors… go figure!

Categories: bike, holiday, nature

Chris and I had a wonderful bike ride yesterday along the North Branch Trail…
with a quick stop-off at the Wagner Farm in Glenview. All decked out for Fall
with plenty of pumpkins to go around!


Categories: color, flowers, nature

These may just be my new favorite flower?
Kinda glowing with color… no filter needed!!

Categories: color, nature, seasons, textures

Today started as a beautiful Fall day. Crisp & sunny.
But then the clouds moved in… at least the Fall colors & textures remained.

Categories: nature, seasons

Red berries to kick-off the first days of Fall.

Categories: nature, seasons

It’s the FIRST DAY OF FALLand it looks like Mother Nature got the memo!!!


Categories: flowers, garden, nature

When the going gets tough, the tough get GROWing!
Adorable little trooper of a weed hanging in there!!! You grow girl!!