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Past Photos of the Week

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

Three Eastern Tiger Swallowtails enjoy brand new blossoms. —Aaron Edmonds, Lillington, A member of South River EMC
Spring in NC calls forth beautiful flowers and shining sun. I felt inspired by the beauty and delicacy of each individual flower on this Bradford pear tree in my backyard. —Lily Knepp, Pilot Mountain, A member of Surry-Yadkin EMC
The Croatan National Forest offers a different sort of beautiful landscape—savanna terrain. I feel like this is a part of NC that a lot of people forget about, or don't see. —Daniel Bickers, Wake Forest
During the winter months, when the trees are bare, the black silhouette of the trees against the sky is so beautiful. As another day draws to a close, the beauty of the sky brings me comfort.—Karen Eacho, Tobaccoville, A member of Surry-Yadkin EMC
The woodpecker seems less than thrilled with the blue jay’s conversation at the suet feeder.  —Mona Brown, Fayetteville
Marshallberg sunset with the Lady Logan. —Cathy Rose, Gloucester, A member of Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative
Sun rays attempt to warm a cold February afternoon in Emerald Isle. —Edward Crane, Emerald Isle, A member of Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative
My husband and I were out enjoying the snow on the Catawba River Greenway in Burke County. As we walked up to the wooden bridge that crosses the river, it looked like we were walking into a winter wonderland. —Nicole Kinard, Morganton, Rutherford EMC
We always look forward to the beautiful sunsets at Albemarle Plantation Marina on the Yeopim River in Hertford. Each minute the sun is setting, the colors become more and more vibrant.—Jeffrey Barrett, Newark, A member of Albemarle EMC
The Umstead Park Lake in Raleigh acts as Mother Nature's mirror. Every once a while, there are no airplanes flying over and no gusts of wind and the water stands still. —Sameer Potdar, Morrisville, A member of Piedmont Electric
A young elk bugles at sunrise in Cherokee County. —Deborah Hightower, Balsam Grove, A member of Haywood EMC
Silent sailboats gather in downtown Washington at the waterfront one early morning in the fall. I just love the vibrancy of the blue and yellow sails in contrast with the fogginess. —Eugene Kibby, Washington, Tideland EMC