Past Photos of the Week

This is our grandson, Eli, playing for the first time in a light spring rain—an experience that was completely fine at Grandpa and Nan's house, but
My grandsons, Mason and Brody Blell, love country life. They help me a lot on the farm. Special boys from Carolina Country. —Herman Spivey, Sanford, Central EMC
I’m fifteen years old and homeschooled. My father loves taking my sister and I to places in North Carolina to bring our history lessons alive. During one of these excursions, I took this picture at Tryon Palace. —Katie Haynes, Youngsville, Wake Electric
They don't make metal chairs like this anymore. When my husband’s family passed away, we brought these old chairs home to our garden for a shady spot to rest plus memories from days gone by. —Donna Turner, Bostic, Rutherford EMC
As I bike past an abandoned old barn on a crisp spring March morning, I check the area for raptors—Harriers Red-tail and Red-shoulder. —Christine Stoughton-Root, Merritt, Tideland EMC
Eastern bluebird—such a brilliant shade of blue! —Lisa Murphy, Matthews
From the window in my old bedroom at my parent's house, I honed in on a single splash of color in a snow- and ice-covered background. —Tony J. Hartness, Statesville, EnergyUnited
After canoeing with my husband and his canoe club down the Waccamaw River, we stopped to eat at Dale's Restaurant and watch the sun set on the pier. —Brenda Turlington, Lumbee River EMC
Our Scottish Highland cow, Galena, gave birth to Charlie about 3 hours prior to this photo. Imagine our surprise to find him swimming next to her! She then came to shore so that he could nurse. —Kimberly Mayo, Seagrove, Randolph EMC
Tulips ... what a wonderful sign of spring! I captured this beautiful photo while visiting North Carolina's 'gem' last spring—the Biltmore House in Asheville. —Janelle Lambert, Goldston, Randolph EMC
The nonprofit Misty Meadows offers therapeutic riding and equine-assisted activities to special needs children. This beautiful place is located in Weddington, Union County. —Julie Davidson, Waxhaw, Union Power Cooperative
During a beautiful winter morning sunrise at Ocean Isle Beach, I watched the sunrise over the ocean, saw birds stalking their breakfast in the water and loved being the only human stirring on the beach. —Linda Chamblee, Raleigh, Brunswick EMC
The sun rises twice each year on the end of Caswell Beach Road on Oak Island (late October as sunrise moves from North to South and mid-February as the sunrise moves from South to North). —Nick Noble, Southport, Brunswick EMC
Joseph Snow, of Cinder Ridge Farm in western Surry County, drags logs with Cody and Anna for construction of a root cellar for food storage. The Ross-Wilmoth cabin was built in the mid-1800’s by the Ross family. —Madison Snow, State Road, Surry-Yadkin EMC
What a beautiful Beaufort morning! —Marable Tyndall, Fremont, Tri-County EMC
This beautiful covered bridge, McOwenben Bridge, leads into a private community. Rutherford County’s gorgeous snowfall inspired me to take this beautiful image. —Robin Byers, Lake Lure, Rutherford EMC
I grew up at this horse farm in Lincoln County. Built in the late 1960's, it is an old big red barn that has stood the test of time. I am blessed to have been raised in a barn under Carolina blue skies. —Diane Baker, Iron Station, EnergyUnited
I was taking one of my dogs for a walk and stumbled on this really nice tree. —Brandon Gross, Cleveland, EnergyUnited
A beautiful swallowtail stopped to have a drink at our flowering cherry tree. —Alora Edwards, Aberdeen, Lumbee River EMC
Picture was taken around 7 a.m. on Deal-Mill Road in the vicinity of Sawmills. I was impressed by the beauty of the sunrise colors behind a grazing horse. —Steven West, Lenoir, Blue Ridge Electric
This photo was taken a couple of years ago during a rare snowfall in the coastal area of Carteret County known as Mill Creek. —Marie Corbett, Newport, Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative
The day after Christmas 2010 in rural Wake County. —Jim Deans, Apex
While attending this church almost every Sunday of my 45 years, I always approached it from the back side. After moving across the street, I finally recognized its true beauty. —Julianne Harrelson, Bladenboro, Four County Electric
Low-lying fog hangs in Polk County’s valleys this crisp winter morning as the sun rises to start another day. Taken from the ridge on Golf Course Lane in Polk County, N.C. —Randy Flynn, Columbus, Rutherford EMC