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

So have you noticed how the days are getting longer?…
the mornings are earlier and the nighttime is later?

Sure we may still have Winter around for awhile… but there’s a glimmer of hope and a beautiful sunrise always makes it better!

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Clear skies with a few low-flying clouds start out another beautiful sunrise bike ride…
pretty nice start for a late January day!

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After yesterday’s spectacular “surprise” sunrise, this morning was still warm but looked a lot more like Winter. Gray & gloomy before the afternoon sun. The lake may have thawed, but there are still a few “icebergs & glaciers” lingering around the edges.

And yes, sure it was warmer than a normal January day… but methinks some of these folks have taken it a bit too far?! Yes, those are indeed people going for a swim in Lake Michigan this morning. Sure, wetsuits help a bit… but one of them was sleeveless too!!!

Still a few “icebergs” floating around at Belmont Harbor…

And another large “glacier” perched on the pier of the Foster Beach lighthouse. A little “dirty” around the edges because of all the layers of sand from the beach mixed in with the ice & snow.

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Categories: bike, sunrise, weather

Warmer than yesterday with just a few clouds on the horizon. We’re thawed and a lot drier… making it also “safer” for early morning pedaling. So great to squeeze in a sunrise ride in January!!!

With a bit of a wind, this morning was easy, breezy, beautiful…
oh wait, that’s someone else?!!!

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Categories: bike, sunrise

Today was warmer… but still gray, gloomy, rainy & foggy. Not at all pretty. So maybe it’s a great chance for a sunrise flashback to one I never quite had time to post last September.

So here it is… the morning sunrise I’m jonesin’ for now in the middle of Winter!!!
Ahhh, warmer days…

Categories: bike, sunrise

Another chilly morning along the lakefront. Too many low-flying clouds to get a “real” sunrise… but we did get a couple great streaks & splashes along the way!

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Another gray morning along the lake. A nice ride, but always questioning if that “shine” on the bike trail is frozen or just a puddle?! Pedal safe… and now I guess I should consider wrapping a few presents, huh???

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With one large cloud blowing in from the north, it was a question
whether we would see a sunrise before the clouds won out.
And indeed we got a beautiful “colored-cloud sky show” just in the nick of time!

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All too soon, the sun was gone…
and it now looks like we may be clouded over for the rest of the day?!

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Another mild day for mid-December as the clouds blew in from the west this morning with a bit of damp-chill in the air. Clear skies quickly gave way to clouded grayness… luckily, the sun got to peek through for a few minutes!!!

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