Plants

Water

Our image collection was created in the summer (a year ago next Tuesday July 15th!), so quite a few of the photos feature water, a key part of an Oregon summer, for recreation, gardening, and as a key feature of our beautiful state.

A young boy helps water the flowers.  Photo by Stu Mullenberg

A young boy helps water the flowers. Photo by Stu Mullenberg

The view from behind a water fall at Silver Falls State Park.  Photo by Ancil Nance

The view from behind a water fall at Silver Falls State Park. Photo by Ancil Nance

Milo Hernandez, 8, cools off in the Calapooia River near Albany.  Photo by Christopher Onstott

Milo Hernandez, 8, cools off in the Calapooia River near Albany. Photo by Christopher Onstott

Oregon Plants

Agriculture and forestry are both important parts of Oregon's economy. Today's images show the beauty of a few of the plants that Oregon produces.

Lavender grows particularly well in the maritime climate of the Pacific Northwest. At the Oregon Lavender Farm near Oregon City, over 25 acres are in production. Located at the end of the Oregon Trail, the farm enjoys views of three Cascade peaks, including Mt. Adams, Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Hood, pictured here.  Photo by Janet Loughrey

Lavender grows particularly well in the maritime climate of the Pacific Northwest. At the Oregon Lavender Farm near Oregon City, over 25 acres are in production. Located at the end of the Oregon Trail, the farm enjoys views of three Cascade peaks, including Mt. Adams, Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Hood, pictured here. Photo by Janet Loughrey

Sprinklers create a fog like effect when they splash off the Douglas Fir trees in the morning sun at Columbia Park in Portland.  Photo by Jerry Makare

Sprinklers create a fog like effect when they splash off the Douglas Fir trees in the morning sun at Columbia Park in Portland. Photo by Jerry Makare

Picking grapes on a farm near Oregon City.  Photo by Dan Sadowsky

Picking grapes on a farm near Oregon City. Photo by Dan Sadowsky