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

What a beautiful day along the Chicago Lakefront… although it was one of those days where I couldn’t quite tell if it was sunny or cloudy?! I changed my mind every five minutes or so… either way… BEAUTIFUL!!!

Categories: weather

While the clouds over the lake were playing with sunrise colors… I had a little surprise when I looked back and found a RAINBOW!!! What?! I’m not sure that I’ve ever seen a “sunrise rainbow”??? Is that a thing?

Needless to say… where there’s a rainbow, there’s also some rain. So I pedaled home through some light drizzle. Hadn’t planned on that… but it was still more than worth it!!! Another beautiful morning!

Categories: weather

So I thought April Showers bring May flowers?!
And if so, what do MAY SHOWERS bring??? Flooding perhaps?
A view of my street from up on my front porch!
It’s been raining ALL day… and it’s still coming down!!!

So what else do May Showers bring?
Me curled up under a blanket melting into the sofa all day!!!

Categories: nature, weather

What a difference a day makes.
Yesterday was blue skies & bare trees. Today it’s gray clouds & snow-covered.
Winter in Chicago… still beautiful either way, either day!


Categories: mugs, soda-fired, stamped, weather

Kicking back enjoying a quiet, white, snowy day for another Mugshot Monday!
Looks like I might need to make some hot chocolate while my new Roomba
is making its maiden voyage around my place! Just a little Christmas Gift to myself…
as I had completely worked my previous Roomba to death!!!

Categories: weather

Urban lines in the morning sky.

Categories: nature, weather

Frozen puddles, frozen ripples.
I love how the shallow puddles along the lakefront have frozen with the ripples
& leaves still in place. Perfectly natural textures & patterns!

Categories: seasons, weather

Another day of October Snow!!!… good thing that this can’t go another day!
Well, snow maybe… but not October!!!

And here I thought the leaves were supposed to fall off BEFORE the snow?! Silly me.


Categories: animals, Chicago, weather

Blue skies. Clear skies… and a couple geese! Could it get any more BEAUTIFUL?!!!


Categories: Chicago, weather

With a hazy-foggy start to the day… the skyline was engulfed in fog & dappled clouds.