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

Blue sky fun down at Navy Pier today
as we enjoyed a beautiful Fall day in Chicago.

Categories: art fair, weather

A huge THANKS to everyone who came out for ART IN THE GARDEN yesterday. We had a great time in Amy’s idyllic garden with beautiful weather all day. Such a great setting for a wonderful show. The weather forecast for today does not seem quite so ideal… but we will still be out there from 10:00am-5:00pm so c’mon by with your umbrella! I mean, pottery only looks better when it’s wet!!!

Categories: weather

Another beautiful blue sky day as seen from below.

Categories: weather

Dramatic clouds rolling across the farm fields while driving this morning. From a distance you could literally see the “edge” of the cloud cover moving in! Yet unlike the evening news, there was no line of arrows along the edge?!

Categories: flowers, seasons, weather

The snowdrops are still blooming… while today the SNOW DROPS again in Chicago?! What?… I want Spring!!! Not more Winter!

Categories: seasons, weather

No foolin’… it’s April 1st and I woke up to a thin layer of SNOW!!!
This ain’t no time for a picnic?!

Categories: color, flowers, nature, seasons, weather

Well, we’ve waited a very long time for Spring colors to start coming back… I’m tired of Winter’s grays & browns! But in this case, I had to drive all the way down to St. Louis to see some Spring flowers just starting to bloom! And I’ll take ’em… and try my best to bring some color back to Chicago too!!

Categories: nature, textures, weather

Another beautiful morning with a dusting of overnight snow
& plenty of sunshine on some mossy tree bark!

Categories: bike, seasons, sunrise, weather

And this morning did not disappoint. Still a bit chilly this morning… but big potential there too as this afternoon is supposed to go up into the upper 60’s!!! WHOO-HOO!!!

And just when we think Spring is on its way… they’re also predicting more snow for Monday… DANG!!!

Categories: seasons, weather

And sure, the sunrise this morning was beautiful… but the lake is still frozen along the beaches… creating these crazy cool textures… that kinda look like a huge snowball fight has taken place there… with the sunrise illuminating a few along the way!!!