What I thought were new spring plant-eating insects are actually ladybug larvae! They started accumulating on the side of the house and fences, and I'm thankful we let them be. Today, new ladybugs have started busting out.
Coinciding with the side garden rosebushes busting out their pink wares all over the place. They badly need some pruning, but I'll get to that after this round of flowers are done.