Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
-Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Happy New Year from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks!
(Photo by Steven M. Bumgardner, taken earlier in the winter.)
Flashback a few months back to September 2014. A black bear saunters across the otherworldly Canary Spring at Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park.
Photo shared by Mammoth General Store employee, Connie Moisson.