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Past Photos of the Week

Every week we highlight another great submission from our annual photo contest

Veteran’s Day sunset. —Allyson Morse, Oakboro, A member of Union Power Cooperative
Moving to Mount Airy was perfect—this town seems to have it all. This fence runs along one of its main streets. This country town and neighbors have opened their arms to us, making home feel like heaven. —Kathleen Fosselman, Mount Airy
Yellow orb-weavers are “good” spiders to have around! Not only are they lovely to look at, they take care of things like mosquitoes. —Sandy Peckham, Wake Forest, A member of Wake Electric
An important part of ecology is expressed just walking down the street during Hendersonville's North Carolina Apple Festival. —John Bechtel, Kings Mountain, A member of Rutherford EMC
The vibrant summer colors paint a perfect backdrop for this rustic barn behind the Valley Crucis General Store. —Anna Johnson, Waxhaw, A member of Union Power Cooperative
I took a 30-second exposure of a summer electrical storm, capturing the intensity of the lightning that lit up Ocracoke Harbor. Though the storm lasted most of an hour, the power never even dipped! —Rick Heeren, Chapel Hill, A member of Piedmont Electric
North Carolina produces some of the best honey around. This honey bee comes from a hive on our property. —Brian Tilley, Troy, A member of Randolph EMC
An exquisite fall day in October 2017 on Jonathan Creek. —Savannah Rathbone, Waynesville, A member of Haywood EMC
As sunset approached Ocean Isle Beach, I took a chance on a cloudy night and walked to the end of the island. Luckily for me, the sun broke through the clouds at the last minute. —Ryan Gunter, Crouse, A member of Rutherford EMC
Thunder Hill Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway often stages incredible sunsets.  —Caleb Hayes, Seagrove
My dog, Bacci, is happiest when he is running on the beach at Oak Island. Photo taken by Amy Wilkinson. —Linda Kowalski, Pittsboro, A member of Brunswick Electric
I found this little guy on the deck eating the dog food. —Linette Williams, Stoneville, A member of EnergyUnited
Monarch butterfly on Zinnia overlooking Lake Junaluska in western North Carolina.  —Gary Hutchins, Indian Trail, A member of Union Power Cooperative
My daughter found this baby box turtle while mowing her yard. She decided to give it a grape and took a picture to show how small it was! —Dianne Deese, Concord, A member of Union Power Cooperative
On an early morning walk, I happened upon this fence with spider webs glistening in the morning dew. It was a grand way to start my birthday by witnessing such a miracle of beauty. —Wendy Housworth, Decatur, GA, A member of Blue Ridge Mountain EMC
While scouting out some trout fishing spots in the high country, I came across water spilling over the dam that forms the duck pond on the Lees-McRae College campus in Banner Elk. —Grover Moss, Troutman, A member of Blue Ridge Energy
I spend my Monday mornings unlike any other 14-year-old I know, on a ranch with my 4-H project horse, Sunny. He is beautiful creature that God has given me the privilege to care for. —Faith Newton, Sanford, A member of South River EMC
My friend has created a backyard haven to attract birds and butterflies. While visiting her home in Hays this summer, I spotted this hummingbird resting on a tree branch.—Janis Harless,  Jefferson, A member of Blue Ridge Energy