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

Morning snow on the backyard garden bench.
Texture. Pattern. Snow.

Categories: garden, nature, seasons

After last night’s 30-degree temperature drop & crazy strong winds, some plants are STILL hanging onto their Fall leaves.

Categories: garden, seasons

Is it just me… but shouldn’t these leaves be dead and on the ground by now?! Granted I love the bright colors of my red burning bush, but it seems a little late in the season for this blaze of color??? Everything else is frozen but this one is still going strong!!!

Categories: color, seasons, weather

After last night’s first frost & dusting of snow, our trees were quick to loose their leaves. Creating beautiful carpets of color under every tree. Some beautiful mixed medleys, while others created a stunning ombre blended sidewalk.

Categories: Chicago, seasons, weather

Woke up this morning with the first dusting of snow in Chicago.
With a forecast of more to come. I’m SO not ready for this!!!

Categories: bike, nature, seasons

Leaves are changing. Leaves are falling.
My favorite month is all too quickly coming to an end.

Categories: seasons

Now bring on the pumpkins, the pumpkin pie, the pumpkin spice everything!!!

And does anyone else remember when pumpkins were only orange???
We’ve come so far…



Categories: seasons, stamped

The heatwave has subsided and Fall is definitely in the air.
Thanks to Jay & Cathy for sharing their Fall decor on a green stamped plate!

Categories: food, holiday, seasons

Is it just me, or is it too early for pumpkins to be on sale at the grocery stores already?
It’s still Summer, right? And look, some of these aren’t even ripe yet!!! Ha!!!


Categories: seasons

A steamy drive to the studio this afternoon!
Over a hundred degrees… and it’s not even Summer yet!!!