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

Experiencing the eclipse Monday with some friends… with a whole assortment of eye-protection! Also good for shooting photographs through! Here in Chicago, they say we had 94% totality… which was pretty darn cool.

Categories: flowers, seasons, weather

While Spring might “officially” be two weeks away… I’m calling it Spring already here in Chicago. Especially with the warm near-70 temps yesterday & the forsythia bushes are already starting to bloom!!!

Categories: bike, seasons, sunrise, weather

Another beautiful day… clear skies with a warm start & a forecast of upper sixties for later this afternoon. It’s hard to think that just a couple days ago we had SNOW!!! And that by looking at the calendar… we probably will again!!! But for now… maybe just today & tomorrow… SPRING IS HERE!!! Okay, just let me have this one…

Categories: seasons, weather

Now don’t get me wrong… I’m not saying that it is quite “warm” yet as there are still remnants of Winter literally hanging on along the lakefront. And there are no delusions here that Winter is over. You know there is probably more cold & snow on it’s way at some point!!! But let’s enjoy this while we can…

Categories: creativity, weather
Categories: nature, weather

Don’t get me wrong… it’s still chilly in Chicago.
And we had another hard frost overnight giving everything a beautiful coating of winter sparkle.

Categories: weather

The snow is still melting… and the tiny succulents seem to be thriving?!

Categories: weather

From the looks of my windows this morning… it’s still pretty darn cold outside!!!
Can’t wait for the “warm-up” they’re forecasting in a couple days!

Categories: weather

Woke up this morning to some VERY frosty windows!!! Whew baby it’s cold outside!!! The actual temperature is below zero… but the “real feel” temperature is about 30-degrees COLDER!!! Thinking it’s a good day to hunker down at home and try to get some things done. You know, all that “busy work” you wish you had more time for?… fingers crossed.

Categories: Chicago, weather

It’s been a snowy week in Chicago at “The Friendly Confines”!