It has not rained enough out here in the Ozarks. We get the clouds but no rain. Things are very dry on the surface but we have humid mornings and foggy sunrises. And it does not look like any rain is coming this week for us. On a good note though it is finally cooling off and temperatures are more bearable to do outside chores on the farm.
I happened to find this huge black beetle pondering across my neighbors basement floor. She almost weighed as much as a full spool of quilting thread and was the size of the palm of my hand. She is a black rain beetle and is a rare find indeed. They take 13 years to mature and both sexes emerge just before rain and fall to mate then burrow underground again. The female does not fly only the male, so that was why she was walking in the basement. She was the neatest bug I have found yet. I set her outside to find a mate in the woods.