Vernal ponds are drying up.
June will go down as one of the top five driest Junes in 150 years.
And now ... big spiders.*
Perhaps this quote from Dorothy Molter, the "Root Beer Lady" sums up these days best:
"When it gets to be July, I look forward to the long cold nights of November."
*A note about this photograph
The photographer who contributed this shot to Flickr also wrote about it back in 2009 in a blog post, and knows quite a big about these little eight-leggeds. You can read the post and see more photographs here.