They're back! I took this picture late last fall before the last of the bears decided to hibernate and leave our yard and their favorite apple tree. Or maybe it's the swing that amuses them. I've been a big fan of Lily the Bear at bear.org where she and her cub, Hope, have just left their den, so I knew it wouldn't be long until our bears were back. I wondered how he got in the yard and after checking out the neighborhood, I found out he had simply climbed over the fence, a good 8 ft fence, since I had neglected to leave the gate open for him. He found the compost and turned that over and sauntered down the hill towards the river. Nice life!