I have yet to really introduce myself on my feed. If you haven’t figured it out I’m Kelly the woman behind the lens. This is a self-portrait I took on my two-acre property in Placerville, California. I live there with my two loves: my son and husband, plus we have 12 chickens, 6 annoying roosters, 2 dogs, and 2 cats. I love being so close to the mountains and seeing the wildlife walk through my yard! I used to hate being photographed, but I realized that it’s important for my son to see me in his memories. So I stopped caring how pretty I look in pictures as long as I am in them. We are our own harshest critics anyway. . Here a few facts about me: . 1) I love nature! I love hiking, kayaking, and being outside with my family. My first love will always be landscape and nature photography. (I’m working on another profile for this). I’m always looking for new places to explore and there are tons of amazing options around here. . 2) I really love making good food and I have an obsession with cookbooks. I have about 5 shelves filled with cookbooks. I love Alton Brown and have all of his Good Eats cookbooks. I also love Yotam Ottolenghi because he makes the most amazing veggie dishes I have ever had in my life! My favorite cookbook is the one I made for family members one Christmas that had all our favorite recipes in it. . 3) I have a flock of chickens that I never thought I would care for so much. Recently one of them disappeared for two days and I was kind of distraught. I thought she was gone. I was seriously heartbroken over a chicken! Like, who would have thunk it? A chicken? But they are seriously funny and each has little personalities all there own. . 4) I love to listen to music of all kinds. I am totally the person to dance around in my kitchen, car and grocery store when I hear a good song. I also love to sing or lip sync. Lip sync battles anyone? . So tell me about yourself. Leave a fun fact I don’t know about you in the comments. I’d love to get to know you better.