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Past Photos of the Week

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

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
I marveled at the beauty of this dandelion’s insides. It took me back 50 years—playing in the backyard, plucking dandelions, and blowing the seeds in the air, like fairy dust into the sky. —Jill Gunter, Ocracoke, A member of Tideland 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
My wife and I took a trip up to Fontana Dam over Fourth of July weekend. After visiting the Fontana Dam Basin one evening, we noticed a beautiful fog had begun to settle on the Little Tennessee River.—William Wallace, Raeford, A member of Lumbee River EMC
My dad, Odis Williams had dementia, but this barn in the Alpine community just outside of Greenville brought back fond memories of his childhood.  —Penny Webb, Tarboro, A member of Edgecombe-Martin County EMC
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
I felt like someone was watching me. I looked out into the trees and about 30 yards away was a great horned owl.  —Frank Ellison, Ocean Isle, A member of Brunswick Electric
This little green anole (Anolis carolinensis) loves to lounge in my pink petunia. I would like to believe this is his “home.” —Angela Paim, Seven Springs, A member of Tri-County EMC