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Past Photos of the Week

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

Just after Milepost 400 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Ferrin Knob Tunnels begin. This is the first of the three surrounded by peak fall foliage color. —Michelle Greenleaf, Lake Lure, A member of Rutherford EMC
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
I love my morning walks along the Intracoastal Waterway and the colors of that pre-dawn sky! On this particular morning I was blessed to see the contrails of two flights winging their way north and south. —Allie Lull, Southport, A member of Brunswick Elec
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
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