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

It’s officially the first day of Fall…
and I was greeted this morning with one perfect white leaf sitting on top of my gerbera daisy leaves. An “albino” harbinger of things to come!


Categories: seasons

How did it get to be September already?
That’s crazy. Summer went by far too fast. I don’t like it.
So I’m just going to call today August 32nd instead.

Categories: nature, seasons

It was another beautiful Summer day in Chicago with some incredible clouds billowing through. Blue skies & puffy white clouds. Gorgeous.

Categories: glaze, mugs, seasons

Celebrating the Summer Solstice with a colorful Mugshot Monday!
Here’s to a sunny & colorful Summer! Giddy-up!


Categories: Chicago, flowers, nature, seasons, weather

Looks like the Spring flowers weren’t too happy about the snow either. We’ve got some droopy daffodils this morning. At least the clear blue skies & bright sunshine make it all a bit more bearable… and beautiful.

Welcome to Spring in Chicago!!!

Categories: Chicago, seasons, weather

I must admit I was a little surprised and taken aback this morning by the surprise snowstorm overnight. My mind has already shifted to Spring mode… and not snow! And not just snow, but a fun crusty layer of ice underneath. Guess I need to pull the ice scraper back out?!

Categories: flowers, seasons

Okay sure, there may still be a small chill in the air. But it is nice to see daffodils, iris and other spring greens poking through the ground. A wonderful sign of Spring fun to come!

Categories: bike, seasons, sunrise

This morning was cool & crisp. Not many clouds in the sunrise sky…
but it was encouraging to see some buds popping out on the trees.

WHOO-HOOSpring is on the way!!!


Categories: nature, seasons

Wet Fall colors on a dreary October day.

Categories: bike, seasons, weather

The first signs of Winter snow fencing have appeared along the lakefront bike trail. It was dark ride this morning… and even “darker” knowing that the fencing will go up soon and cold Winter weather won’t be too far behind! Ugh.