Dunga Brook Diary

The rural life through the lens of an iPhone and notes from the field…

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Poppies Make Me Cray Cray

Beekman 1802 Wildflower packet...

Beekman 1802 Wildflower packet…

I am trying to edit down around 20,000 iPhone photos for my April show at the Cherry Branch Gallery.

All is going well (at 4 in the morning) until I get to the hundreds (thousands?) of Poppy pictures I took last summer.

Just a few of my loves...

Just a few of my loves…

I am obsessed with my Poppies. I get why people boil them down to goo and smoke them (is that how it works?), I would too, as a matter of fact I thought about it many times last summer. There is something so hypnotic and narcotic about just looking at them, why not smoke them?

Cray, Cray. Total Poppy madness.


If the madness moves you…

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Squash Blossom Party

Early morning repast...

Early morning repast…

My garden is a bit haphazard, true to my ADD nature. First, I started out with great plans but ended up throwing seeds where they might land, forgetting where they were planted, watering everything I could in hopes that they would remember what I had set them out to do.

I over planted tomatoes and zucchini. I didn’t plant anything else. Besides wildflower mix. Better to walk before you run, I say.

In the summer of 2012, I stalked Dunga Brook’s gardens with my iPhone and its wondrous *Olloclip attachment.

I lost track of time as I took photograph after photograph of the tiny little things that made my childhood so dreamlike.

Through this haphazard gardening and photography, I reconnected to the flora and the fauna closest to my feet and dearest to my heart.

I can’t wait for summer to come again, can you?

If you’d like to buy a copy of this photograph, please do and thank you!

purchase here: http://fineartamerica.com/featured/squash-blossom-party-vicki-whicker.html



zucchini photos

Would you buy a photo from this woman?

Would you buy a photo from this woman?

When I moved to Dunga Brook last February I had already taken about 20,000 pictures on my iPhone while waiting for her renovations to be finished.

And I had the carpal tunnel to prove it.

Not only had I taken that many iphone photos, I uploaded them and edited them, too.

When I found Instagram, a late comer as always, I not only took iphone photos but uploaded them to iPhoto then edited them in Instagram and then put the back into iPhoto for a few more tweaks…then I found Picmonkey and all hell broke loose, why bother to sleep?

Along the way, I posted the photos to Facebook each day with a few words, usually under the moniker of Dunga Brook Diary. I now have over 20 Facebook albums chronicling my move and acclimation and adoration of central New York.

On Facebook I met am amazing group of artists and photographers, all of whom encouraged me, either through their work or their kind words, usually both.

One of my friends, Colleen Taylor, a beautiful artist of equally beautiful work, encouraged me to put my art on Fine Art America. Another gorgeous creature, Mailie Halme Brocke, encouraged me to blog.

So, this weekend, I have done both. Thank you.

I have a few things on Fine Art America, check it out with the link attached and expect more in the near future!


PS- click the photo to go to my Fine Art Photography


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