Wednesday, April 29, 2015

A Note for Grammarians

This is another shot of our garden, taken yesterday morning. In the foreground you can see lots of our plants, including our bluebells and grape hyacinths. In the background, beyond the fence -- and the reason I took the picture -- are the crabapple trees two houses away. They're blooming brilliantly right now. It's great that we get to enjoy them too!

I discovered a nifty web site yesterday morning. Some of you may have noticed that I seem to rather randomly capitalize the words in my post titles. Well, believe it or not, I really am trying to follow capitalization rules. I don't always get it right, but the effort is there. This web site will capitalize your titles for you, as well as offer the rules behind the verdict (capitalizing nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs, for example, but lower-casing articles, coordinating conjunctions and prepositions).

Pretty cool, if you're into that kind of thing.

The eurasian jays have been hanging around our yard a lot the last few days. They're really into our suet feeder. We've seen at least two of them, sometimes tussling over who's going to get to the food.

We're still running our heat. I keep thinking we'll be able to turn it off, but then we get a blast of chilly weather. It's been in the low 40's (F) at night -- and I've been insistently wearing shorts when I walk Olga in the morning, which is a rather chilling experience! It's spring, though, you know?


Ms. Moon said...

We've had yet another bonus round of coolness here. It's a bit odd but nice, too.
Grammar? Jeez. I try.

ellen abbott said...

cool front blew in here late Monday. beautiful day here today.

I just generally forgo capitalization altogether (except when writing in my blog) for comments and postings on FB and personal correspondence because for some reason I seem incapable of activating the shift tab with my right pinky. I press it but 9 times our of 10 the letter will not be capitalized so rather than go back and change every letter I just gave up.

Sharon said...

That really is a gorgeous bird and a great photo of him.
I had to turn air conditioning on back in early March for a while and then turned it off again. According to the weather reports, I'll be turning it back on by Friday. We are due to hit 101 on Friday.

Lynne said...

What a lush yard you have! Ours is just now starting to leaf out. I wish it would hurry!

How different jays look across the pond. Gorgeous bird.

Marty said...

Hey, thanks for the website. Yeah, sure, I was an English teacher, but sometimes that makes any errors on my part worse. The pressure! The pressure!

The Bug said...

It's been in the 30s here in the mornings this week - brrr!!

I try to do the capitalization thing correctly too - although the post I just posted has a conversational quote that I decided to NOT capitalize. Ha!

alphabet soup said...

Oh, now I have one more thing to fritter away my time, that website....

Thanks Steve.

Ms Soup