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Past Photos of the Week

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

Walking the Cascade Falls Trail and I happened upon a grove of rare Lady’s Slipper. Later, I noticed another rare flower, Jack-in-the-pulpit. I was shocked to find so many beautiful flowers growing in one area. —Holly Groder, Carrollton, VA
Raul Araiza
I love cardinals and I was sitting at my mom’s house in Magnolia on the back porch swing, waiting for a chance to get a picture. It only took about 30 minutes to capture this one.  —Sheryl Summers, Hope Mills, Lumbee River EMC
My handsome 7-month-old male miniature schnauzer puppy experienced Holden Beach for the first time and loved it. The picture took place at my wedding. —Brenda Soto, Raeford, Lumbee River EMC
My wife and I love alligators. Our organization called Alligator Alliance helps to protect the alligators in Brunswick County. We observed this juvenile alligator in the Southport area. —John and Lisa McNeill, Winston-Salem, EnergyUnited
This hawk visited our backyard for several days before I was able to capture a picture. The hawk was very graceful in flight and just as suddenly as he appeared, he disappeared and has not yet returned. —Mike Brown, Morganton, Rutherford EMC
Taken in Henderson—I just love the serenity of this place. —Paul Jemwel Agor, Fayetteville
When I was asked to go on a trip to Cape Hatteras I thought I couldn’t, but I really just wanted to put my toes in the sand. When I got to the beach, I felt so relaxed and I will always remember how beautiful it was. —Laura Ott, Lillington
Photo taken in February 2015 in Fires Creek on Fires Creek Wildlife Road in Clay County near Hayesville. —Ann Price, Hayesville, Blue Ridge Mountain EMC
Right after the final snow of the season last year, Hickory Nut Falls was absolutely breathtaking! I had several tries before getting this awesome shot, not far from our home in Rutherfordton. —Stephanie Hinson, Rutherfordton, Rutherford EMC
Beautiful snowy day provides a precious moment for daddy and son. —Bradley Shamblin, Rutherfordton, Rutherford EMC
On Thanksgiving Day in 2015, 13 inches of snow fell on the N.C. mountains. Shawn, Kim and their dogs, Merle, Sarah, Leela, Sosa and Cleo explore the early snow at Yellow Mountain Ranch. —Shawn Caldwell, Charlotte, Brunswick EMC