April 5, 2009

End of the visit

The two-week visit of my sister and three nieces has ended. They went back home yesterday and, as is always the case the day after any of my family leave, I'm feeling out of sorts again. So I decided to post another photo from our trip to Subic Bay, where we actually did nothing but hang out at the All Hands Beach (yes, there is an Officers Beach). All my nieces are water babies and on the first day, my sister told them they had to get out of the water by 6:00 p.m. Here they are squeezing water play out of the last few minutes while the sun set behind some of the mountains of Zambales. The youngest has just gotten the floaty, the middle one has decided she just wants to sit on the shore, and the eldest is that little dot beside the first string of buoys.

sunset at Subic Bay

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37 comments:

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Hilda: Love the stories you tell. The nieces will have this memory of their trip to the bay in their hearts for a long time!

diane said...

Lovely soft picture and touching story.

Sharon said...

This place looks so beautiful & peaceful:)

Abe Lincoln said...

Really a nice read. Enjoyed the post and photo.

JM said...

Gorgeous! I like the kids silhouettes on the left corner of the photo.

Angel.Pearls said...

This is a great picture!//Eva

m_m said...

Oh! Great view! So calm! I like the clouds above the mountains - beautiful!

Mariz said...

Beautiful photo! Loved that sky and mountain stretch. Miss ko na ang Pinas! Great capture and commentary.

Afyonkarahisar said...

Great sunset. So romantic and exciting.

Lois said...

It's a beautiful picture Hilda. I'm glad you had fun with your family!

Clueless in Boston said...

Very beautiful and scenic.

Jacob said...

I think, Hilda, you ought to frame and hang this one! Absolutely wonderful shot!

hadv said...

Best way to spend a hot day!

Jackie said...

What a wonderful, atmospheric photo! I bet they're missing you too :)

Jarart said...

Stunning shot!

Cezar and Léia said...

This sunset is outstanding !
Nice memories, wonderful picture or better...Wonderful memories and nice picture! :-)
You are so kind! No doubts the kids love you a lot!
Léia

Marc said...

That's a really great shot and all the more so because your nieces are in it. Perfect photo actually. One to frame for you and for them.

Bryan said...

Beautiful shot. That flotation device is a perfect element.

marley said...

What a lovely sunset photo and a great memory of that day. Really beautiful.

floreta said...

great job capturing the horizon. it's so straight!

Vogon Poet said...

All Hands Beach... that's too funny!

Tink *~*~* said...

I'm always out of sorts the day my family leaves, too. Just sort of grumpy. After a few days, I get over it!

Tink *~*~*

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Janie said...

Nothing goes together like kids on a beach. Great photo, too.

E. Floyd said...

wow! what a lovely scene! sky, water, mountains...

Babooshka said...

A beautiful end of day.

Ebie (The Main-Ingredient) said...

Wow, I am speechless for this wonderful shot, of the orange and the blues. Makes me homesick.

George said...

It sounds as if you had a wonderful day at Subic Bay. You certainly got a gorgeous picture at the end of the day.

gogouci said...

Looks like a perfect ending to me!!!

Olivier said...

photo magique, digne d'un poster

KB said...

Beautiful night sky and a wonderful way of seeing your family any time you like.

Laurie said...

Sending you big hugs! I always feel out of sorts when my family leaves, too.

This is such an exquisite shot. Well done!

Joe Narvaez said...

I love this shot! Serene and dramatic.

Halcyon said...

It's always a little sad when houseguests leave. I'm sure my MiL is feeling the same way today.

Juergen Kuehn said...

There is no better playground for kids as a beach, seaside and sun. Wonderful mood in your image, Hilda.

the donG said...

the mountain as silhouette to the sunset is really beautiful. i never tried capturing a sunset there yet.

Baruch said...

A sunset beautifully captured

mardelplatadailyphoto said...

Nice shot! I like composition and colors!