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Past Photos of the Week

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

My son Eric Giuliani was visiting and took this picture with his drone from our deck in Jefferson Landing. —Bob Giuliani, Jefferson, Blue Ridge Energy
Ralph the Lavender Orpington rooster likes to go undercover in my red impatiens. —Judie Honeycutt, Hamlet, Pee Dee Electric
Tom is recovering from 2 strokes and was not well enough to get out of the car when visiting his horse. —Donna Mcclung, Monroe, Union Power Cooperative; Photo by Ilse Long
We had a litter of Duroc pigs and our five-year-old son begged to hold a piglet. His daddy helped him to hold a one-day-old piglet for the first time. He hugged her and said
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
My daughter, Hannah King, took this photo of her dog, Beau, looking out over Stokes County from the top of Hanging Rock. We are lucky to live somewhere with such gorgeous outdoor spaces. —Angela King, Walnut Cove, EnergyUnited
My grandchildren put our 2-year-old Cavapoo in this doll car. They said she needed to go on a trip to the beach to see all of her doggie friends. —Jayme Trainor, Waxhaw
Elk River Falls beneath the Milky Way. When we arrived the sky was cloudy, but my weather app said the clouds would clear at 10:00. They didn't clear until after 11:00, but the result was worth the wait. —Ed Nelson, Mint Hill, Union Power Cooperative
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
Lolly and Jezebel, Scottish Highlands, enjoying the nice cool fall evening. —Brooke McNeill, Seagrove, Randolph EMC
Feeding time for the growing tree swallows. —Tommy Ballard, Alexis, Rutherford EMC
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
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