Friday, December 29, 2023

Dance with the Trees


Featured image: Dancing with the Wind and the Trees

from soil to sky




… dance

… with the trees


…dance with the wind




from  the earth

Thursday, December 28, 2023



Featured image: Rotating Earth

Idle meadows along the 


tall grass trembling with

the wind

sun, golden rays


in  the water

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Living Life


Featured image: Nature's Beauty

The nature within

The nature without

Its wildness

Its quietness

Its living life

Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Touch the Earth


Featured image: At Peace

"Touch the earth

and plant your heart

into what comforts you.”   CEA

Friday, December 22, 2023

Slowly Gently

 Featured image: Sunrise Over the Islands

Slowly gently

slowly gently her

eyes opened to the

new day,  misty skies

greet her, singing wind

resonates through the

trees, music in the morning

living peacefully.

Thursday, December 21, 2023

River’s Edge


Featured image: Kasba Lake

River's edge frost, 

making stillness

             Along the banks

Dewy dawn dark before

Brightening gray, silent world

Slowly the sun orange

             Red red erupted.

Rivers banks steaming

             Glistening under the flow

New light 

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

To Really See


Featured image: Just for Wonderful You

Today, well every day really, stop rushing around standing in  your own way. 

Sit quietly and allow your eyes to really see- a moon, stars, clouds, the sun, a friend, a favorite color and have an unforgettable experience.

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Lapis Ribbon


Featured image: Lapis Ribbon

blue as the sky

tiny lapis ribbon

                tied around her neck

inspires her, gives her courage,

magnifies  her creativity

                awakens her senses

gives her peace

Monday, December 18, 2023

Living Earth II


Featured image: Sky Earth River

Living Earth II

living earth

a creator

of sun…water…



Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Living Like A River

 Featured image: River's Edge

Living like a river

Flowing crystal clear

Carried by current

Wind and surprise


Monday, December 11, 2023

The Sky


Featured image: From the Sky

The sky represents infinity, eternity, immortality, and transcendence; it is the residence of the gods, it is omnipotence. The sky also is symbolic of order in the universe

~Online references

Friday, December 8, 2023

📣 Announcement: Christine Alfery Achieves Nautilus Fellowship Membership!


Featured image: The Sky Stone Jacket

I am absolutely thrilled to announce that I have achieved a milestone in my artistic journey. The membership committee of the International Society of Experimental Artists (ISEA) has recently bestowed upon me the esteemed Nautilus Fellowship membership level. My work, "Turquoise Jacket," being accepted into the "Utterly Profound" exhibition has brought me to this prestigious honor, placing me at the next level of membership above the signature level. I am deeply honored and humbled to have been granted this status.

Thursday, December 7, 2023

To Care


Featured image: Dreamer

she knew how right it 

was to care for all the hopes,

and dreams of tomorrows

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

The Moon


Featured image: Three Moons

The moon is a feminine symbol, universally representing the rhythm of time as it embodies the cycle. The phases of the moon symbolize immortality and eternity, enlightenment or the dark- side of Nature herself. It might reflect inner knowledge, or the phases of man's condition on earth, since it controls the tides, the rains, the waters, and the seasons. It is the middle ground between the light of the sun and the darkness of night, and thus often represents the realm between the conscious and the unconscious. In astrology, the moon is a symbol of the soul, and in the horoscope it determines the subject's capacity for reflection and adaptation. It also provides analogy for the stages of human development: the new moon is infancy, the crescent is youth and adolescence, the full moon is maturity and pregnancy, and the waning moon represents the decline of life, sleep.

~Online sources referenced.

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Blessings From A Red Bird

 Featured image: Red Birds

The allegories associated with red birds are many; who would have guessed?

  1. Some Indigenous Americans believe that the red bird brings blessings and good luck to those who see it or hear its song. Other Native Americans believe that the red bird has the power to protect and guide individuals on their spiritual journeys. The appearance of a red bird can signal impending change or transition.

  2. To see a robin flying can indicate a symbol of renewal, passion and new beginnings. They also represent patience and wisdom. The stork symbolizes rebirth or new life. It is thought to represent new physical or spiritual beginnings.

  3. The red color of the cardinal has been associated with the living blood of Christ. Cardinals have been seen as a symbol of vitality. In the Christian context, the blood of Christ is the heart of its message and the vitality is everlasting.

  4. Cardinal birds are a symbolic bird as it symbolizes positivity amidst the troubles we experience in our life. There is a quote about this belief that goes, “Cardinals appear when angels are near.” Because of this, many have been associated with cardinal sightings on their property to their departed loved ones.

The red bird may be giving you a message that you should accept the flaws in yourself and love yourself exactly as God made you. A cardinal appearing in your dream can also mean that something unusual will happen in your life or that positive life changes are in your future.

Monday, December 4, 2023



Featured image: Pine Grosbeak


….Evening grosbeaks


……Drip drip drip

….  Snow melting

In between this and


Friday, December 1, 2023



Featured image: Sacred Places


sitting in 




bathing my eyes





birds singing

soul cleansed 


…begin my day

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Does a Rock Have a Smell?


Featured image: Rocks Along the Ogami Shore

Does a rock have a smell?

Perhaps moss, earth; but really for the most part rocks, that is a rock all by itself – just washed, doesn’t have a smell.  Well, that is my take anyway.  The lack of smell in a rock illuminates smell in so many other things surrounding it.  For example the rocks in my garden, and their lack of smell don’t distract me from the wonderful smells of my flowers in the garden. 

Smell and no smell need each other. They  are opposites. Life is the same way.  Opposites need each other, difference is extremely important, for it illuminates our otherness, like rocks and flowers.  

Celebrate otherness.  Celebrate life.

Wednesday, November 29, 2023



Featured image: Rocks, Rocks and More Rocks

rocks….. lake

superior shore

a striped one catches my

eye …. I gather it

and will journey

with it.

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Earth's Vibrations


 Featured image: Earth Sings

I have found ….

     my thoughts

      my words

      my actions


in balance


earths energy and


Monday, November 27, 2023

Change Is


Featured image: Change II

Change Is….

change is …..


north winds


rattle trees

leaves quiver

their scent in the wind


change is ….


Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Who You Are


Featured image: Not All Who Wander Are Lost

When who you are

Can no longer be

What you do

And who you are

Is simply

Who you are

~ Zach Hivey

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

This Land

Featured image: Arizona Landscape
this land…. the land
dancers with
the sun the wind
the rain

Monday, November 20, 2023

Parallel Worlds

Featured image: Snow Globe

parallel worlds

gardens surround her

like a snow globe 


sky above her

in parallel worlds

cell phones demand attention

cars filled with folks

going to work   …

yet …

she is able to sit

in a remote place of solace and beauty

a sanctuary

a sheltered 

a snow globe

Friday, November 17, 2023

The Sky Stone Jacket Accepted Into Exhibition

I am absolutely thrilled and deeply honored to announce that my painting "Turquoise Jacket" has been accepted into the highly prestigious "Utterly Profound" exhibition, hosted by ISEA (International Society of Experimental Arts). 

Being selected for this exhibition is a true testament to the power of artistic experimentation and innovation. It's an incredible opportunity to showcase my work alongside some of the most talented artists in the field. 

The online exhibition can be viewed HERE

I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to the esteemed jury members and the ISEA organization for recognizing the value and uniqueness of my art. It is truly an honor to be a part of this exceptional exhibition. 

Thursday, November 16, 2023

Her Love


Featured image: All Things Are Intertwined how can she speak of her love?
for this ground
the wild things
the music of the wind
a finch ….. water on the rocks
its rhythm
her love is like a piece inside a kaleidoscope.
changing colorful 
….  outside she
turns this treasure 
trove of gems
changing … outside
turning …. turning 
her love …. 
yes, yes, yes,
of life.
how can she speak of this love ?????
she is learning