You'uns all fly away home!
(btw Dennis G, thanks for the end of the folk rhyme, I never knew it went on past "Your house is on fire, your children are gone". Acturally I think the version I said ran "Your house is on fire, your children alone".
Anyhow - as I mentioned, it was the time when ladybugs are looking for a warm place to spend the winter.
According to the Ladybug Lady website, they are drawn both by warmth & light colors - both of which houses provide.
Here's a foot or so of the foundation of TQ's place out there.
The variety of spots really amazed me. No, they don't actually indicate the age of the ladybug - it's all just variations on the same theme.
Sort of fun seeing them all together like this! Couldn't resist trying to do a Spot Spectrum:
Almost more black than red!
These are all probably one kind, but there are other species & some of them are actually black with red spots, or even all black - pictures of those are, of course, available at Ladybug Lady!