After a few days of cold and snow, we're back to weather in the 60's. Perfect fall weather for a swarm of ladybugs. Well, I thought they were ladybugs, they are actually Asian Lady Beetles that eat aphids and other harmful garden pests. In fall they swarm to find warm shelter for winter. They especially like south facing light colored surfaces, hence:
There were dozens, maybe a hundred beetles on the house and porch. I read one online account where there were thousands of beetles that would get in a woman's hair and down her shirt collar if she went out to get the mail. Luckily that isn't happening here. But there is another fall hazard. Giant acorns dropping from very tall trees. I haven't been hit in the head yet, but I keep hearing them make dents in the roof of my car. Doug keeps his new car in the garage.