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Past Photos of the Week

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

I find myself walking around Salem Lake in Winston-Salem on most weeks due to its serene beauty. It serves as the city's informal natural gathering place to escape the noise of everyday life. —Mason Pope, Winston-Salem
We were on vacation at the Northwest Creek Marina in New Bern. —George Hall, Elkin, Surry-Yadkin EMC
Near the NC/SC state line, this great blue heron enjoys a foggy morning on the marsh near the Intracoastal Waterway.—Kristin Rahn, Ocean Isle Beach, Brunswick Electric
I am lucky to live in a place like this, where I can walk to huge fields, pastures, waterfalls, and much more right from our house. I like this shot because you see the mountains before the deer. —Annie Willis, Banner Elk, Blue Ridge Energy
We found three kittens that were born in a hollow tree in the woods behind our house. When I snapped this photo they were three weeks old and would come up to the edge of the tree for us to pick them up. —Melanie Maples, Fayetteville, South River EMC
Sometimes there is not just light at the end of the tunnel—sometimes the sight is so blissful that you could write poetry there. Taken on the Blue Ridge Parkway.—Sameer Potdar, Creedmoor, Wake Electric
I pass by this old barn in Northern Alexander County on my way to work at Sugar Loaf Elementary School each morning. I have pictures of it in every season, weather and light. —Lisa Warren, Taylorsville, EnergyUnited
A picture of my son and his lab, duck hunting in Anson County. —Tega Taylor, Lilesville
This fabulous egret was showing off her modern dance techniques and the splender and grace of this magnificent creature was reflected on the water at Bogg Garden in Greensboro.—Lowell Rauch, Greensboro, Blue Ridge Energy
My niece, Abby, who lives in Greenville, NC thoroughly enjoyed the Christmas snow we got in Ashe County this year. —Sarah Byrd, Warrensville, Blue Ridge Energy
What do you do when your wife is five months pregnant and wanting a break? You take her to the mountains to see the stars. From Charlotte, Julian Price Campground is only a 2-hour drive.—Brad Proctor, Indian Trail, Union Power Cooperative
This Monarch butterfly enjoys a Mexican Sunflower in our large pollinator garden. I love how the Monarch looks like an extension of the flower with the same shade of orange. —Wendy Bailey, Union Grove, EnergyUnited