Wildflower summer

"A wildflower (or wild flower) is a flower that grows in the wild, meaning it was not intentionally seeded or planted." – Wikipedia

A wet winter and spring followed by sunshine, and then more rain, has led to a bumper crop of wildflowers all over the Enchanted Circle. Splashes of vibrant color can be seen everywhere from the side of the road to high country meadows. Moreno Valley High School junior Helena Mieras of Questa (who is the niece of Chronicle owner Ellen Miller-Goins) took these photos Friday (July 14) at Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe area near Red River.

(Chronicle photo by Helena Mieras)
(Chronicle photo by Helena Mieras)
Yuki with Rocky Mountain Columbine. (Chronicle photo by Helena Mieras)
(Chronicle photo by Helena Mieras)
(Chronicle photo by Helena Mieras)

(Chronicle photo by Helena Mieras)
(Chronicle photo by Helena Mieras)

Ellen Miller-Goins took these Sunday (July 16) at Enchanted Forest:

Judy Miller (right) and daughter Mary Miller admire the wildflowers at Enchanted Forest. (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
(Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
(Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
(Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Yuki (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
(Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
(Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
(Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
(Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)

(Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)