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Past Photos of the Week

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

I heard chirping from the birdhouse and chirped back. The next thing I knew, a bird fell out on the ground. I helped it back inside the house. I thought I had prematurely lured it outside with my bird call! —Kim Bowers, Wake Forest, Wake Electric
At midnight on Ocean Isle Beach, this moonless night showcased the Milky Way in full view. My wife Debbie and I love the many different faces of the beach throughout the year. —Steven Wingfield, Ocean Isle Beach, Brunswick Electric
Remi watches her horses and goats on a hot July afternoon. The gate was so hot it was burning her feet so we used an old American flag to keep the gate from scorching her! —Buffy McKenzie, Ellerbe, Pee Dee Electric
This is Izzy who loves to go boating but her favorite water sport is paddleboarding with her mom, Kim Dean, who took this picture! —Kimberly Dean, Dudley, Tri-County EMC
The bright whites and purples in this blossoming flower brought out a feeling of hope for fresh opportunities in a new city against a backdrop of fading memories of the past. —Meg Weidman, Carolina Beach
This butterfly, the Indian Red Admiral, was resting on one of the trees by the front steps of our house in Youngsville. We are so blessed to encounter North Carolina's beauty. —Kathleen Stone, Youngsville, Wake Electric
My babies (Barred Rock and a single Rhode Island Red) rest a bit after a hot day of scratching around the yard. They are so photogenic—I think they know how beautiful they are and they like to pose for the camera! —Jennifer Moore, Statesville
I felt lucky to capture this hummingbird fighting with a bee in my garden. —Nhat Vu, Mint Hill, Union Power Cooperative
This photo was taken on the Blue Ridge Parkway. —Glenn Poplin, Maxton, Lumbee River EMC
My wife and I drove to Craggy Pinnacle Trail on the Blue Ridge Parkway. A deep fog created a magic scene around this old tree. It looked like a green dragon with three horns and a large eye. —Clarke Cochran, Indian Trail, Union Power Cooperative
Beginning in spring, Monarchs come though NC on their journey north. Collecting these eggs to save them from predators, I raise them from egg to butterfly and release them back into the wild. —Chrissy Daniel, Elizabeth City, Albemarle EMC
My niece Katie Atkinson took this photo of my puppy Hazel, an Anatolian shepherd/Pyrenees cross ... in front of our old barn on our 100-year-old farm. —Bridget Macary, Rutherfordton, Rutherford EMC
I caught a territorial dispute between the wild horses of Shackleford Banks. Shackleford Banks is home to more than 100 wild horses. —Daniel Williams, Jr., Morehead City, Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative
My garden attracted many bumblebees this summer season. During a sudden thunderstorm, I saw this one sheltering on a ginger lily leaf. —Clare Steece-Julich, Mebane, Piedmont Electric
Our 2-year-old daughter Lettie “watering” the sunflowers on our NC farm. —Elizabeth Cooke, Rockingham, Pee Dee Electric
Blueberry season is our favorite season in Bladen County. I grew up with blueberry dirt between my toes, and I’m so blessed that my babies get to do the same. —Brooke Gooden, Elizabethtown, Four County EMC
My granddaughter was admiring the sunset over the water at Southport Marina overlooking the marsh at high tide. I love the way the reflection on the water creates a cross. —Lisa Merritt, Bolivia, Brunswick Electric
In the geographic center of North Carolina, the sun rises outside of the town of Star. —Melissa Leader, Charlotte