I hang out near the Mendenhall glacier quite often and, as the season progresses, I get to see many interesting things. Sometimes the observations make a nice story. Here are two little stories with happy endings.
A female bear and her three tiny cubs were asleep up in a cottonwood tree (no doubt after lunching on seed pods). After a while, mom and two cubs came down and wandered about in the meadow, eating grass and horsetail. Number Three slept on. Mom plus two eventually drifted off into the woods and disappeared. Number Three slept on.