Now in bloom in our backyard: cultivated California Wild Roses (pic 1) and Elderberry (2). Still gorging themselves: ladybugs. Everywhere in our front yard. They’re just decimating aphids. Ladybugs particularly love coyote bush (3) and sage.

wild rose flower with white flower petalsyellow elderberry flowersbright orange ladybugs all over a coyote bush

Ryan M. @kurite