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

Evergreen encased in ice this morning…
along with everything else shimmering, shining & frozen!

Categories: nature, weather

You know I love a good sunrise, but some days there is just no sun…
but instead sheets of ice covering everything.
Still pretty cool in my book… just another beautiful way to start the day!

And yes, you can thank the streetlight for the sparkle & shimmering shine!

Categories: flowers, seasons, weather

Sure, we might have a dangerous ice & sleet storm headed our way tonight with big weather advisories going on… but the second stalk on my amaryllis is in full bloom so at least it seems like Spring “might” be on its way at home?!

Categories: sunrise, weather

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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Categories: sunset, weather

It kind of amazes me every time how the “weather” appears to change so drastically
when you finally get up above the clouds! Gray & gloomy below…
and a beautiful sunset happening up above!!!

Now just a few more hours of flying in night time darkness!

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Categories: bike, sunrise, weather

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!!!

Categories: sunrise, weather

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

Categories: sunrise, weather

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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Categories: color, nature, seasons, weather

Sure, the fog & sunrise was beautiful this morning… but the frosted leaves were pretty amazing too! I love how the frost accentuated all of the veins & stems of the leaves… and the muted medley of colors in the frozen fall leaves.

Categories: bike, sunrise, weather

What better way to start MUD & METAL Day Two than with a pre-show bike ride
along the Lake?! Amazing amounts of fog & frost abound… probably not the safest time
to be riding in the dark, but it sure what gorgeous!!! And when the sun finally made
its way through…. it got even gorgeous-ER!!!

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