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

What a difference a couple days can make?!!!… two days ago we had a snowstorm, and today we have snowy white flowers blooming on all the star magnolia bushes. Guess that’s just springtime in Chicago?!!! Crazy.

Categories: flowers, garden, seasons, weather

Just because it’s a big snowy mess outside… doesn’t mean that it isn’t still beautiful. It’s just pretty with an oddly slush-covered layer of mid-Spring snow on top of the pretty!!! No worries… it’ll melt… and maybe Spring will eventually get here for real?! Maybe…

Categories: flowers, seasons

With cold rain, wind & verging on a mix of “sleetish-snow,”
good to see that Spring is still trying to push its way through!!!

Categories: flowers, garden, seasons

It’s the First Day of Spring… still rainy & cold,
but with a little glimmer of hope in my front yard.

Categories: seasons, weather

A frosted start to the morning.

 

Categories: flowers, seasons, weather

Sure, we might have a dangerous ice & sleet storm headed our way tonight with big weather advisories going on… but the second stalk on my amaryllis is in full bloom so at least it seems like Spring “might” be on its way at home?!

Categories: seasons, summer camp

As the snow continued to fall all day today…
it’s somewhat “encouraging” to know that some people are already planning Summer Camps for their kids!!!

I know I for one can’t wait to get back to Summer… and  SUMMER CAMP at Lillstreet!!!

Categories: color, nature, seasons, weather

Sure, the fog & sunrise was beautiful this morning… but the frosted leaves were pretty amazing too! I love how the frost accentuated all of the veins & stems of the leaves… and the muted medley of colors in the frozen fall leaves.

Categories: holiday, seasons

Wishing you all a wonderfully HAPPY THANKSGIVING.
So thankful for all of the family, friends, fans & followers who have supported & encouraged my adventures through the years. It’s amazing feeling knowing that there is a wonderful community out there encouraging creativity & craftsmanship. Thank You all… and have a wonderful day!

 

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Categories: color, nature, seasons

Excited to see that some of the Fall leaves have survived the recent rains & wind…
not so sure they’re gonna make it through tonight’s predicted snowfall???