Tuesday, March 30, 2010


~1:00pm on March 30, 2010 in UTC, San Diego, CA

i've lived in my condo for almost 5 years, but didn't notice these flowers on the opposite end of the complex until a week ago. as soon as i saw them i knew i wanted to get a few shots of them! personally, i think they look like the pom-pom hair bands that i used when i was little... or the color pom-poms that would dangle on the back of the ankle socks (don't act like you don't know what i'm talking about!).



~10:00pm on March 29, 2010 at home.

i've had this little gargoyle for what seems like forever, but never has he been in the company of so many women at once. oh my...



~7:00pm on March 25, 2010 in Pacific Beach, CA

ok, so i don't have a new photo for March 28th.... but i have more that i hadn't gotten to edit yet, so i'm posting one of my other favorites from the past weekend to share :-)
this was a rare moment of having a corner of the pier to myself!! so of course i had to capture it before someone walked in front of my camera.


Saturday, March 27, 2010


~3:00pm on March 27, 2010 in Oceanside, CA

in the past two days i've attracted the attention of several dogs, a horse, and this pelican.
i am the animal whisperer.




~1:00pm on March 26, 2010 in Anza-Borrego Desert, San Diego, CA

i took a houseguest on a day trip through Anza-Borrego today so she could see a different side to San Diego. this shot was at a vista point. i have no idea why there are three crosses here, or why they're each so different from the other two, but i always seem to want to get more pictures of them every time i stop by!



Thursday, March 25, 2010


~8:00pm on March 25, 2010 in Pacific Beach, CA

i waited and waited for this girl to get out of my shot, only to find that it was my favorite picture of the bunch :-)
gotta love happy accidents!


Wednesday, March 24, 2010


~10:30pm on March 24, 2010 in my kitchen.

hello. my name is natalia, and i'm a fast food condiment thief.



~8:00pm on March 23, 2010 at home.

this past weekend i got some new shoes, and one of the pairs is bright orange patent leather. and i love them!! i haven't had the chance to wear them out yet, but i have a feeling their debut will be very soon.



~10:00pm on March 22, 2010 at home.

i've never been to a masquerade ball, but the day i get an invitation to one i'll be prepared with this handmade Venetian mask. now i just have to find my prince charming to go with ;-)



~9:00pm on March 21, 2010 at home.

today i felt festive. so i turned on my multi-colored patio lights!! :-) they, together with all my plants, made a great backdrop for some photos.


Saturday, March 20, 2010


2:00pm on March 20, 2010 at home.

i've had these shoes for about 15 years... and i still love them! i plan on having them another 15 :-)


Friday, March 19, 2010


5:00pm on March 29, 2010 in Oceanside, CA.

we got out of work a bit early today, so i went for a drive to Oceanside with all the intention in the world of getting pictures by the train tracks. instead, i got sidetracked by some flowers that looked amazing in the setting sun. this flower didn't jump out at me until i had pulled over and was walking around, but it was a nice pop of color in the midst of all the greenery.   :-)


Thursday, March 18, 2010


~6:30pm on March 18, 2010 at home

i got my new lens today!!! after three years of not buying any photo equipment, i finally was able to get a new lens. this was one of the first pictures i took with it :-)


my new lens!!!! :-D


~9:00pm on March 17, 2010 in San Diego, CA.

in the 6-1/2 years i've lived in San Diego, i don't think i've taken one picture of the Botanical Building in Balboa Park. until tonight. and i'm soooo glad it was a nighttime shot!



~12:30pm on March 16, 2010 in Vista, CA.

today i found the perfect tree to nap under. if only i didn't have to go back to the office half an hour later...



~8:00pm on March 15, 2010 at home

hear no evil, speak no evil, see no evil. my three favorite monkeys :-)


Sunday, March 14, 2010


~3:00pm on March 14, 2010 in San Diego, CA (North Park)

today i took some shots of earrings that my fabulous friend, Michelle, makes. she's just getting started with earring-making, but as soon as she has a website to show off her products i'll post a link!
this was probably my favorite photo from the whole day :-)



11:30pm on March 13, 2010 in La Jolla, CA

This is at the La Jolla branch of the San Diego library. It's amazing how different a place can look at night when you're used to seeing it in daylight. (same goes for seeing a place during the day when you're used to seeing it at night.... ever been out to a bar one night and then returned during the daytime? trust me, it's weird!)


Friday, March 12, 2010


~9:00pm on March 12, 2010 at home.

i wanted to do a photo of a flower on a black background. i didn't have any open flowers that i could use though, so i used my bamboo as a test subject and was quite happy with the results!


Thursday, March 11, 2010


9:00pm on March 11, 2010 at home.

My first attempt at photographing water drops!! Quick setup in my kitchen sink... colorful backdrop for pop... and voila! Next time I think I'll try different plates and cups as a base.


Wednesday, March 10, 2010


summer, 2002, Ravenna, Italy.

so about 2 months ago i sent a large amount of photos and slides to be scanned. the slides were all from travels throughout Europe in 2001-2002. i received all the originals plus all the scans yesterday, and so i spent a while going through them today and reliving my awesome trips.
unfortunately, this meant my daily photo got put on the back burner. BUT, this is a never-before-seen photo for your viewing pleasure :-)



~11:00pm on March 9, 2010 at home.

i've been having a love affair with my bed lately. we spend countless hours together, and i look forward to seeing my bed as often as possible. so it was only a matter of time before my bed showed up in one of my daily posts.
(note: don't be alarmed by the snoopy comforter. it's got A LOT of sentimental value and only comes out when i need an extra layer. i swear!)


Monday, March 8, 2010


10:30pm on March 8, 2010 at home.

Today I received a package from my mom with her birthday gift to me. She passed down to me my late grandmother's favorite earrings.
Hands down the best gift I've ever received.



7:58pm on March 7, 2010 at home.

Today was recovery day. After an awesome weekend of festivities, I needed at least one full day of laziness in bed! So this was the time I went to bed. Yes, I was in bed, curled up under covers by 8pm. And I loved it. :-)


Sunday, March 7, 2010


~10:30pm on March 6, 2010 in San Diego, CA.

i went to the kickoff party for the fashion line Maison Lefe tonight, and it was great! the highlight of the night was the fashion show, although the hotel lobby (at the W) was really cool-looking.



March 5, 2010 in San Diego, CA.

today was my birthday! and since i was actually really busy at work today, and then went out with some friends, i took a break from my camera and passed it over to friends. so, this picture wasn't taken by me, but i thought it felt somehow fitting of the night. :-)



7:55pm on March 4, 2010 in Del Mar, CA

tonight i went to see Kooza, a performance by Cirque de Soleil. it was awesome! i was definitely impressed. they don't allow photos at all during the show, so i did get a shot of the tents. it's not often you get a chance to see bright circus tents all lit up at night :-)



~10pm on March 3, 2010 at home.

i bought this cross forever ago on a whim and for some reason just love it. i've tried getting a decent picture of it before, but this is my favorite of it so far.


Tuesday, March 2, 2010


11:30am on March 2, 2010 in Vista, CA.

I don't know what this tree is called, but I love it. Someday I want one in my yard (assuming one day I'll have a yard. haha)


Monday, March 1, 2010


5:00pm on February 28, 2010 in Joshua Tree, CA.

I spent some time tonight editing my shots from yesterday's day trip, so I thought I would post another one from that bunch for today's post.
There were two guys climbing around the boulders at the same time that we were, and they went all the way to the top while we chose to stay a bit lower. I looked up and saw that one of them was sitting on the very top of a boulder, taking in the setting sun.