Hibernation Gallery - share your photos

Posted on 21st Oct 2020


Update - December 2020 - Hibernation Winner has been pulled out of the hat!  "Orange Glow" by Mandy B.  Scroll down to Week 10 to see the winning photograph!


Fitness and sport are our passions but we also love nature, and how it nurtures our bodies.  Here are some photos that our members have been sharing with us since Monday 23 March 2020. 


What outdoor views are you enjoying?   


Each weekend we’ll share a selection, anonymously, on Facebook and ask visitors to vote for their favourite.  Photos will also be shared on Instagram for people to enjoy.  The winners will go into a “finalists” post at the end of hibernation and I’m sure we can sort out a fabulous prize for the winners and runners-up when we re-open! 


Not on Social Media?  You can still join us by re-visiting the this page weekly and enjoy the new additions to the page.  You can vote for your favourite if you want to join in the competition by emailing (please do not email our usual info@ address for Hibernation Gallery photos or votes).


This idea has been gifted to us by our Walking Group, led by our wonderful instructor Sandra.  One of her regulars shared this quote, "Hear five sounds, see four colours, smell three scents, feel two sensations and think of one thing to be grateful for".  We loved that.


Week 16 - we have run out of space on this page so please visit our Facebook page for photos from this week onwards!  Once the competition ends, we are also planning to print a book to share with Members in our Adult Lounge so keep your eyes peeled!


Week 15 - titles below

1. Mighty oaks

2. Poole Park peace

3. Palm trees at dawn

4. A time for reflection

5. Bournemouth Riviera

6. Geyser on the course

7. Tall trees

8. Peace at the river

9. Brownsea from Evening Hill

10. Awaiting title



Week 14 - titles below

1. Resting on the pink flower

2. No fish today - boats at Baiter

3. Early lockdown...I'm (not) as busy as a bee

4. Glimpse of nature whilst working from home

5. Sunrise strolls

6. Woodland Heart

7. Sunshine is good for the soul (weekly winner)

8. Bereris Darwini in all its spring glory

9. Sandbanks stillness

10. Our lockdown walk flowers


Week 13 - titles below

1. A new day

2. Beached boats

3. Awaiting title

4. Less lockdown noise and pollution

5. A still Sunday morning at Iford

6. Just me and my bike (weekly winner)

7. Village Green at Tollard Royal

8. Is this your photo?  Please email us as we can't find your details!

9. No boats in today

10. The hidden tower


Week 12 - titles below

1. An undecided sky

2. Through the looking glass (weekly winner)

3. Seize the day

4. Costa de Ile de Blanc

5. Honestly honesty

6. Don't be shy

7. Cycling is the new spinning

8. No fun on the pier today

9. Bourne beautiful 

10. Dramatic skies over Poole



Week 11 - titles below

1. Which way to the beach?

2. Lockdown love on Parkstone Golf Course (weekly winner)

3.Open for business as usual

4. Expecting baby quackers

5. Strutting on the promenade

6. Ripples over at Lymington

7. Lockdown, the day it rained

8.Three birdies today!

9. Golf dog

10.Lockdown brings out the strangest creatures


Week 10 - titles below

1. Walking makes me feel 10 feet tall

2. Orange glow (weekly winner)

3. Throop Mill

4. Lone rider

5. Grabbing the sun



Week 9 - titles below

1. Sunset reflections

2. Room with a view

3. When the dog's too tired to walk (weekly winner)

4. Sunset over Sandbanks

5. Very impressed to see the QE2 moored at Lulworth along with five other cruise ships!



Week 8 - titles below


1. To those who gave so much, thank you and cheers! (weekly winner)

2. It was a good party, socially distancing of course

3. VE Day 2020 all prepped

4. Footloose and grateful

5. A sign of great union



Week 7 - titles below 


1. Grape hyacinthys

2. A carpet of red

3. Amelanchier

4. NHS Delivery via Bournemouth Airport

5. Spring into Summer (weekly winner)



Week 6 - titles below

1. Goodnight Day

2. Camellias in bloom in Ashley Cross   

3. Purple haze

4. I wonder who lives here?  (weekly winner)   



Week 5 - titles below

1. Exercise frozen in time

2. Lonely walk

3. A cheerful splash of colour

4. Privacy please, I'm trying to have a bath! (weekly winner)



Week 4 - titles below

1. Gorse in bloom at Parkstone Golf Course

2. Bunnies in the Garden

3. Easter Feast

4. Easter Tree of Life (weekly winner)



Week 3 - titles below

1. White daffodils

2. Here comes the sun

3. So calm and peaceful (weekly winner)

4. When willow see you again



Week 2 - titles below

1. Just going (joint weekly winner)

2. Magical magnolia moments

3. Peace (joint weekly winner)

4. Morning Bournemouth



Week 1 - titles below

1. The Crows are self-isolating

2. Sand Waves (weekly winner)

3. A somewhat unique picture

4. The first time I've noticed flowers on my acer


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