I'm using b for my alliteration today. It's the time of year to pick off Japanese beetles. What a pest!
In the bucket are the ones I picked off Thursday; in the jug are the ones I picked off Friday. I picked off some this evening as well. They congregate on my Virginia creeper vine on the fence. I go along and knock them off into the sudsy water.
I also picked a few blackberries around the edge of the yard where the briars are encroaching. Not really enough to do anything with but snack on. (No pic.)
About sundown I saw the hot air balloon go over. It was almost directly overhead.
After sundown, I went out with my binoculars to look at some planets. Jupiter was right next to the moon. I could see one of Jupiter's moons through the binoculars. In a different direction I could see Mars and Saturn. It was pleasant outside so I sat for a while and enjoyed the night sky.
I'll give the day a grade B.