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

Protected by a wall, it was fun to find a small patch of colorful fall flowers still hanging on.
With the cold weather moving in, this might be the last of them?!


Categories: color, nature, seasons

Sure, I may be firing the soda kiln all day today… but that doesn’t mean
I can’t step outside for a breath of fresh air & nature’s glory.

Categories: nature, seasons

Blue skies. Yellow leaves.
And the inevitable bare branches not too far behind.


Categories: color, nature, seasons

It’s November First and were surrounded by beautiful Fall colors.
A great way to kick-off a new month.

Categories: nature, seasons

With a lack of color in the morning sunrise, I was pleased to find all of the color instead along the bike trail. The Fall foliage is just starting to pop in vibrant colors. These cool evenings are sure to bring this along quickly in the next week or so.

Categories: nature, sunrise

So the sunrise may have been a bit underwhelming yesterday, but the waves were crashing and making some cool patterns along the breakwater walls.

Categories: Chicago, flowers, food, nature, special events

So I had to go downtown to renew my Driver’s License today. As I was leaving I noticed the Farmer’s Market across the street at Daley Plaza. So I just “had to” stop by for some Fall fun at the Farmer’s Market. Who doesn’t like fresh vegetables, colorful flowers, LOTS of pumpkins & gourds… and “quite possibly” some pies, cookies and other yummy baked goods!!!


Categories: bike, flowers, nature

A beautiful day for “playing hooky” and pedaling north. Nothing better than a quick stop off at a small, secluded little stretch of beachfront to dip your toes in the water!

Categories: flowers, nature

Nature at its finest after the morning’s rain.

Categories: Chicago, nature

Wicker Park. Just one of the many beautiful parks in Chicago -
especially with the morning sun hitting the fountain just right.
Okay, so “maybe” this park has a few too many pigeons,
unless someone has taught them how to read???