The lush forest trees with abundant ground vegetation provide home for this black bear mother and her cubs. The nuts and berries are plentiful here and the lake provides the tasty salmon that plays as a fine dessert. With her cubs running in circles, fullness of her belly tells her they are ready to hibernate. Extending her muzzle towards the sky the smell of winter makes itself known. She calls to her children, drawing them near, playtime is over. Once inside the den their mothers warmth comforts them to sleep. Before the last eyelid closes, she wonders aloud, Wheres Daddy?