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

And yes, it was a bit chilly this morning for my bike ride.

Categories: color, seasons, weather

After last night’s first frost & dusting of snow, our trees were quick to loose their leaves. Creating beautiful carpets of color under every tree. Some beautiful mixed medleys, while others created a stunning ombre blended sidewalk.

Categories: Chicago, seasons, weather

Woke up this morning with the first dusting of snow in Chicago.
With a forecast of more to come. I’m SO not ready for this!!!

Categories: garden, weather

Rain on the redbud tree. Sadly, no bike ride this morning. Mwah, mwah, mwa-wet.



Categories: Chicago, weather

Hey, at least we had sun for a few hours before this cloud front moved in.
You can almost see Tom Skilling’s row of dashed lines & triangles up in the sky
right along that line of clouds!


Categories: food, weather

Sure, Monday’s eclipse may have been a big deal, but I kinda prefer a “sweet eclipse”!!!

Categories: weather

A very big and well anticipated sky show this afternoon.
Unfortunately, it was pretty cloudy here in Chicago… a bit anticlimactic…
but here’s a cool photo of the eclipse from Instagram.
Special thanks to Glynnis Lessing for the clouded eclipse photo!

Categories: bike, Chicago, sunrise, weather

Well, after yesterday’s storms, the clouds were still hanging out and the winds were quite strong. I was at camp and in the studio ALL day yesterday… apparently the storm was worse than I thought?!

Categories: bike, sunrise, weather

More clouds than sun this morning… more wind too!!! Most would have rolled over & gone back to sleep. But they would have missed the cool waves crashing all around… including up & over the bike trail at the S-curve of Lake Shore Drive. And yes, for the record, I pedaled through and my shoes got soaked. It’s just water, right???

Categories: weather

Incredibly clear blue skies today. That is until the clouds rolled in late this afternoon. I kinda expected to see a line with little triangles along the edge of this cloud front like you see on TV weather forecasts!