The Fields of Natomas

Turquoise Compass Photo ShootNatomas is a community in Sacramento, California known for its fields, farmland, fresh produce, and open space. Much of Sacramento has yet to be developed and the vast fields span for miles. I often enjoyed walking through the fields under the afternoon sunlight. A local amateur photographer offered to do a photo shoot for Turquoise Compass. I’ve been wanting to post some professional pictures on my blog which really show case my personality and love for life. I’m ecstatic with how the pictures turned out. I’m excited to share with you my photo shoot. Continue reading

Playing in North Carolina

Lazy 5 Ranch

Lazy 5 Ranch

My absolute favorite destination in North Carolina is the privately owned and family run Lazy 5 Ranch located outside of Charlotte in Moorseville, NC. Lazy 5 Ranch is not just for kids; I think I enjoyed it as much as the children around me, if not more. I was extremely excited to take the 3.5 mile guided safari wagon tour throughout the interactive zoo seeing more than 750 animals from all over the world. Animals from over 6 continents roam free throughout the park in their re-created “natural” habitats. During the horse drawn wagon ride, I had multiple opportunities to take pictures of the many animals, feed the animals, and pet the animals during the stops along the way.

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Photo of the Week- Lazy 5 Ranch

When I was in North Carolina in July I had the opportunity to visit Lazy 5 Ranch, an interactive zoo safari. This privately owned zoo located in Mooresville has over 750 animals from 6 different continents. The 3-1/2 mile safari ‘ride’ was one of the best interactive zoo experiences I have ever had! I was able to get up close and personal with many of the animals including Giraffe, Texas Longhorn Cattle, Aoudad, Ostrich, Emu, Blue & Gold Macaw, and many more. Not only was I able to take amazing photos of the animals, I was able to feed and pet the animals on numerous occasions throughout the informative wagon ride in the park. North Carolina offers many tourist attractions, but Lazy 5 Ranch is my favorite one. I can’t wait to return!

Lazy 5 Ranch