Are you starting to get cabin fever? I know I am. A lot has been happening in my life between my parents and now my husband so I stay on the go with little free time to myself let alone photography time. Almost two weeks ago my husband fell at the nursing home where my daddy is staying for rehab. It's scary that it happened, as it was the replaced hip from several years ago but luckily he only chipped it this time. Still, it required surgery and a seven day hospital stay to install two screws. It was certainly a long drawn out ordeal to find him a hospital room. He spent an entire 24 hours or more in local ER before being transferred by ambulance to another hospital. Finally, he is out and back home while my daddy remains in rehab making very slow progress recovering from severe septic shock.
Yesterday was my daughter's birthday so we managed to get out of the house with sweet Moxie, our freelance bulldog, a French/English mix. We drove around Edenton looking for some ideal pet portrait locations for four year old Moxie to "strike a pose". I think we found a few good spots but Moxie is a wiggle butt so we have to work fast to keep her focused. Treats help do that!!
The first photo was taken near The Homestead c. 1775, a quaint home in the historic district of Edenton near the courthouse green. The pretty star flowers have crept from the yard and spread across to the court house green. The famous Edenton teapot can be found on this property and is just beyond Moxie's body. To the right, in the background, is the iconic 1767 Chowan County Courthouse.
In the black and white, Moxie is standing atop one of the three revolutionary cannons that sits facing the Edenton Bay on East Water Street just across from the location of the first photo. These cannons came all the way from France but North Carolina could not pay for them upon arrival so they were dumped in the bay by the ship's captain but were eventually retrieved to rest here. Moxie walked the entire length of the cannon just like it was a Paris fashion runway.
The last photo of Moxie reminds me of a castle gargoyle as she remains on top of the same cannon as in the previous photo. She showed no fear and just wanted to be the center of attention allowing me to capture several good photos of my precious pudgy pup.