My hypothesis is that this is a new-pole crew, as there were not only the two bucket-trucks with guys working on the wires, but also another big truck with a giant auger (put away at this point, and parked down the block). I also saw a big pickup that was part of the crew—the boss?
This scenario is easier to figure out: verge ghosties.
And for those wanting a flower-fix: a bi-color camellia. With an ant and another insect (mostly obscured).