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

Another snowy morning. Lots of snow coming down during the morning commute.
Luckily, the evening commute looked a lot better with blue skies breaking through!

Categories: lillstreet, sunset

Yesterday was pretty gloomy… yet surprisingly warm again for the middle of February. It wasn’t until I got to Lillstreet that I finally got treated to a beautiful sky show. Another amazing sunrise from atop Lillstreet just before class started last night.

Categories: sunset

Sunset from the window at Lillstreet Art Center…
and now into the studio for a hopefully productive evening!!!

Categories: sunset

Another urban sunset on my way to the studio with vibrant colors splashing across the sky. Camera pointed out the car window while crossing the Chicago River on Ashland Avenue.

Categories: Chicago, sunset

The “other side” of living Chicago. Clear sky sunrises… and the “cluttered” urban sunset!!!

Categories: Chicago, photography, sunset

It was an uncharacteristically warm day today for January. So it was a perfect day for an afternoon bike ride… or perhaps even a Protest March downtown! The lake is now mostly melted… except for a few sections in the shadow of the skyline buildings.

Slushy lake. Cool breezes. And a beautiful afternoon for a few urban sunset shots.

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Categories: sunset

It’s almost a wrap. Here’s the final sunset of 2016. A beautiful ending.

Categories: bike, Chicago, sunset

Sure, maybe I should have been Christmas shopping? Or wrapping presents? Or one of a million other things on my to-do list?! But it was surprisingly warm (comparatively) this afternoon so I just had to head out on my bike! Christmas stuff can wait till tomorrow, right? Why rush.

And while the sunset was brightening the western sky, it was fun to see the festive Christmas colors on top of the John Hancock Building downtown!

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Categories: family, sunset

Okay, so by now you may have noticed that I’m more of a SUNRISE guy.
Living in Chicago, we have a much better sunrise view over Lake Michigan.
Sunsets are frequently “hidden” by buildings, street lights and a lot of visual garbage.
So I was excited to see my cousin David getting into the act and sharing his SUNSET
while vacationing in Hawaii.

Thanks for playing. Thanks for sharing. Now I want to be on a beach too!!!

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