Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
Categories: sunrise
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Welcome Home!!! It feels so good to be home…
and even better to have made it through The Polar Vortex!!!

Such a great feeling to be able to get outside again to see nature at it’s best as it all begins to thaw… and I think I’m beginning to thaw as well?!!!

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Another beautiful morning. Nothing but clear skies… and a couple contrails.
Looks like it’s going to be another beautiful day!!!
Supposed to be an unseasonably warm one!!!

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Sure, the sunrise was pretty. Sure our weather has been a bit warmer than normal.
But that doesn’t mean that we don’t have a little snow here & there!
I mean, it’s “officially” Winter, right?!

You’re so used to seeing my bike in silhouette…
well here’s what it looks like during the daylight hours.
Loving the snow & shadows combo!!!

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It’s been a wonderfully crazy holiday season… so many festivities, so much fun… and now it’s time to try and get back into a “regular” routine… and what better way than with a sunrise bike ride??? Bring It On 2019!!!

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So I finally got to ride over the newly-opened Navy Pier Fly-Over this morning! It’s a little steeper than I expected, with a goofy sharp turn at the still-unfinished south end just past Grand Avenue. I was emboldened by the ease of the Fly-Over… so I continued a lot further south than normal this morning.

Maybe a bad idea as my fingers & toes were FREEZING when I got home!!!
Still a bit stiff & tingling… but getting better as I type!

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FREEZING COLD!!!… and yet another strikingly beautiful morning! Another wonderful gift from Mother Nature. It wasn’t until I got home “freezing cold” that I realized the temperature was actually well-below the freezing point!!! Not enough layers for that!!!

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Frozen icicles refracting the sunlight streaming through.
A beautiful sunrise moment.

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Beautiful biking along the Lake with some AMAZING icicles along the water’s edge. I love how so many of the icicles are hanging like fringe on angles from being frozen during chilling winds off the Lake.

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Another beautiful morning along the Lakefront…
albeit a bit cloudy & chilly. Downright frozen in some spots.
Luckily the streets and bike trail were all dry & clear… safe pedaling!!!