THANKS all!.. once she saw us, she didn't hang around for long. Just grunted at the cubs and moved back off into the oakbrush.. Just the way I like 'em to.
She showed "respect" for human presence. They were about 100 yards from the house, across the creek on the hill. I won't allow them much closer than that, without it becoming an "unpleasant" experience for 'em.. A bear that becomes too accustomed, comfortable, with humans is a 'problem' bear.