Janet Loughrey

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

Churches

A few of our photographers sought out and photographed some of the many beautiful churches nestled in small towns all over Oregon. Today we're sharing three photos that really capture the spirit of three distinct churches.

Sunrise shot at Logan Community Church near Carver.  Photo by Janet Loughrey

Sunrise shot at Logan Community Church near Carver. Photo by Janet Loughrey

The Church of the Living Waters on the Burns Paiute Reservation. Not much has changed since Keith photographed for this project back in 1983 other than the addition of a wheelchair ramp.  Photo by Keith Skelton

The Church of the Living Waters on the Burns Paiute Reservation. Not much has changed since Keith photographed for this project back in 1983 other than the addition of a wheelchair ramp. Photo by Keith Skelton

German Methodist Pioneer Church at the Baker Cabin site in Oregon City.  Photo by Dean Walch

German Methodist Pioneer Church at the Baker Cabin site in Oregon City. Photo by Dean Walch