July 18, 2017

Exercise For My Brain While We Exercise On Our Walks

I've been doing this thing over on Instagram. If we're connected there, you will possibly have already seen it. I call it "A Pup and A Plant Series." On our walks, I try to remember plant names, then I take a photo of Rita next to the plant, and try to do a little word-play caption.

I've done quite a few, so here are a chunk of them.

Rita and red roses.

A grrrl and an agapanthus

A doggy and some daisies.


A mantija poppy and a mostly-good puppy.

A blue fescue and a cute rescue.

Calandrinia spectabilis succulent & a Californian spectacular shepherd-mix. #thayitwithalithp

A lantana and a Latina (diddya know Rita's from Mexico?)

A hibiscus and a high biscuit.

A bougainvillea & my beautiful Rita!

Pampas grass & a pampered lass.

An oleander with my lil meanderer. #lame? (They can't all be winners, people!)

This status update brought to u by a statice plant & a stately pup.

Dusty miller & a stone-cold killer. (Confirmed kills: several gophers, 1 mouse, 1 squirrel, countless bugs) #dontletthesmilefoolyou

As you can see, they started off pretty simple, but after a while you really have to start working the ol' brain to come up with something new (or to remember the plant names! Cuz I have CRS*!)


I have a bunch more that I've already done on IG and some waiting in the wings. And some ideas where I still need to find the plant so I can take a photo! It's definitely good exercise for my brain while we're out getting our exercise!


Rita's been a trouper through it all!



Can you think of any plants - fitting captions - I could throw into the rotation?

* Can't Remember S**t

Thanks to BlogPaws for hosting Wordless Wednesday! Stop by their site to check out all of the other blogs in the hop.

38 comments:

  1. We would fail miserably as Mom doesn't know many plant names at all. Cool idea, though!

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    1. Thanks! I don't know tons of plants, but I know a good number. Sometimes I have to text a pic to my sis and say "What's this??" And hope I can come up with a caption for it! (She's really good with plant names!)

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  2. WOW! This makes my Wordless Wednesdays look like a kindergarten game! I am so impressed! I'll have to think on it after my coffee. My brain is too sleepy right now!

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    1. It's the sheer number of WW posts you've done though... I mean, that's just amazing! Every week I think "Will this be the week when Wilson runs out of WW posts?" (Hey that could be one...) But you seem to have an endless supply! (And agreed - can't think pre-coffee.)

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  3. What a cool thing to do. I know almost nothing about plants so I'd totally be lost. I really love looking at the pictures of Rita though. I think I like the Calandrinia spectabilis succulent one best. Rita looks so dreamy in that one.

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    1. I can't decide which one I like best. The "stone cold killer" is my fave caption, but I love the photo on the statice plant one because I'd already decided on the caption I wanted before taking the photo, and I couldn't believe that she struck the perfect "stately" pose.

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    1. Thanks! Think of some captions for me! :)

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  5. All of them are great but my favorite caption is the last one, dusty miller & a stone-cold killer (Then you have a list of things she has killed). I had to laugh out loud at that one when I saw it on IG :D

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    1. That's my fave caption so far too. :) And yay - Rita and I love to make folks laugh out loud!

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  6. Very innovative and fun, Jackie!

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    1. Thank you! I've got a bunch more - but know I'll run out one of these days!

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  8. Oh, I love these! What fun! Can't pick my favorite caption, but know my fave photo is Rita with the daisies :-)

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    1. She does look very sweet in that one, but I love her smile in the hibiscus one.

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  9. That's a fun way to make your walk less mundane.

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  10. Beautiful photos and grey captions

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  11. I've seen some of these, what fun! That's my problem with exercise - it can be boring and I need my brain to be engaged. What a great way to do that. I'll try to think of one when I'm on my next walk! :)

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    1. Yes, sometimes I get bored too! I used to listen to music when I walked Abby, but I can't do that with Rita since she's reactive to certain things - need to keep my ears open!

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  12. Well, mom enjoys looking at all the different plants and pretty gardens people have, and there's the park so lots of pictures with me and plants. Problem is she has no idea what they are called! Love Dolly

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    1. I'm for sure no expert, but I know some of them from researching plants for our own yard. Need to get out my gardening book and learn some more names!

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  13. Those are super fun word plays and great photos!

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  14. Heh, heh...love this series! Great way to keep the mind sharp and the waistline trim.

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    1. Yes, working both my brain and my butt! :)

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  15. If I had to know plant names we'd never leave the house I know Dollar Weed, Dandelion, more weeds, dead grass and who-pooped-in-the-yard!

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    1. Hahaha. (But see... I just learned a new one. I don't know 'Dollar Weed' - going to have to google that one! :)

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  16. What a great idea to do that! That's a fun way to see & learn about beautiful plants & explore the neighborhood. I bet Rita is having just as much fun as you are. Bessie, my minion Basset would love to go walking with Rita. Mew Mew!

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    1. Rita does seem to enjoy it - as long as I don't make her pose tooooo much. :) But she gets compensated with treats so I think she's even okay with that!

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  17. hello rita its dennis the vizsla dog oh hay wow yoo hav got kwite the body kownt!!! maybe i shud start kalling yoo arya stark!!! ha ha ok bye

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    1. haha. Yes, she has a list. I fear the neighbor's cat might be on the list... so need to keep them apart! (Actually - she'd probably like to think the cat is on the list, but once the cat turned and hissed at Rita, and Rita screamed like a little girl, and it literally echoed down our canyon. So embarrassing.)

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  18. I love seeing Rita and the flowers on Instagram, I'm going to have to pay more attention to the captions!

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  19. I have seen your adorable plant photos! I'm so dense I didn't even pick up on what you were doing, BOL! I do appreciate the beauty of the photos though.
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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