Past Photos of the Week

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

Queen Ann’s Lace—springtime brings it up and down the road at our home in North Iredell. When I was younger, my sister and I would pretend it was a parasol. It adds just the right touch to a spring arrangement. —Ellen Hager, Olin, EnergyUnited
There are many similar buildings, but few “restored.”  Old world charm with modern amenities can be had under the care of the passionate few. —Joshua Sun, Waxhaw, Union Power
Nothing says Carolina Country like a Mimosa tree in the summer. I delight in the simple things, like bumble bees, Mimosa trees and nature at work. Nothing is finer than to be in Carolina! —Lynn McDonald, Shallotte, Brunswick EMC
This is a photo of my youngest granddaughter picking out a rose! I have titled it, “Take time to smell the roses.” —Rita Jones, Gastonia, Rutherford EMC
A peaceful moment at Lake Sequoyah in Highlands, just before getting out on my paddle board. It’s an amazing lake, located in one of the many awesome towns in Western North Carolina. —Chad Moon, Highlands, Haywood EMC
During the early morning hours, I was driving by the new Bolivia River Walk when I noticed the sky glowing brightly with oranges, yellows and reds. I just had to pull off to capture God’s amazing artistry. —Donald Bernard, Leland, Brunswick EMC
Mimi, our 7-year-old boxer girl, enjoys a beautiful North Carolina afternoon. —Kathleen DeNike, Bolivia, Brunswick EMC
This Beaufort church is the beautiful backdrop to the Old Burying Grounds on Ann Street. In the 18th century, a little girl was buried on the grounds by her father. Some say that she plays in the graveyard at night. —Darlene Willis, Arapahoe, Tideland EMC
Why were my tomatoes missing so many leaves? Then I saw nature’s pesticide in the form of the parasitoid wasp that laid her eggs inside this hornworm. When the adults emerge, they will kill the hornworm! —Erika Young, Shannon, Lumbee River EMC
My grandfather, Sgt. Ray Jackson, salutes the flag on Ocean Isle Beach on Veteran’s Day. —Bailey Martin, Huntersville, Blue Ridge Energy
Robeson County’s large Native American population, called “Lumbees,” hold pow wows in the fall and the spring. The Lumbee tribe comes together to enjoy traditional dancing, music, food, crafts and stories. —Nancy Johnson, Lumberton, Lumbee River EMC
I like to grow perennials and I am partial to purple and pink colored flowers in my flowerbeds in Wesley Chapel. These are my calla lilies. —Karen Ledford, Waxhaw, Union Power