Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
Categories: flowers, seasons, soda-fired, stamped, vases, weather

And what better way to celebrate Spring finally making it to Chicago
than with some bright flowers in a few different stamped & soda-fired vases?!

Square, traditional or vertical cylinder? Which is your favorite???

Categories: Chicago, seasons, weather

Enough snow today that even the Chicago Cubs Home Opening Day had to be postponed until tomorrow! Sure, it may be a bit warmer & drier for everyone… but I was kinda looking forward to watching players literally SLIDING into Home Plate… and continue sliding into a snow bank! C’mon, this coulda been hysterically fun to watch!!!

Categories: Chicago, seasons, weather

Really?… again? Another snowy Spring day in Chicago…
at least it made for a serene morning in Wicker Park.

Categories: seasons, weather

Good Morning icy, cold & crusty!!!
Another “beautiful” Spring morning in Chicago… seems like we’re going the wrong direction?!

Categories: flowers, seasons

So good to see the sun for awhile yesterday. Even the lions were basking in the sun at the Zoo. Signs of Spring are popping up all around us… days away from daffodils… as we’re plunged back into cold grayness again today!

Categories: color, nature, seasons, textures

On another gloomy gray day, I’ll take a bit of Spring green anywhere we can find it.
Loving Mother Nature’s textures & colors in Early Spring.

Categories: Chicago, seasons

Well, Winter is officially over… and it looks like we’ve moved right into Chicago’s “other” season! Ha!!!

Categories: holiday, seasons

Today’s the first day of SPRING!!!… and it’s about time!!!
Now if it would just warm up a bit more… I’m ready!

Categories: color, flowers, garden, seasons, textures

Always a fun explosion of color & texture.
A splash of Witch Hazel is always welcome after a long dark & drab Winter.

Categories: flowers, garden, seasons

A beautiful harbinger of Spring on a nice sunny Saturday!