May. 12th, 2017

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As Spring pops up all around, I’ve noticed an uptick in shiny spheres in my neighborhood. Known as gazing globes or mirror balls, I find “yard orb” stutters off my tongue pleasingly.

They’re sorta mysterious! I don’t get why people like them, so I’m crowd-sourcing.

A best-case photo from Flickr user Patrick, aka [flickr.com profile] fionnmccueil, generously licensed under CC by-nc-sa 2.0

bird sits atop smooth mirrored soccer-ball size globe reflecting sunlight, a split-level ranch, and sparse yard )

Please, help a nerd out!

Poll #18363 Yard Orbs
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 29


So, why yard orbs?

View Answers

Never seen one.
13 (44.8%)

They're all over my neighborhood
6 (20.7%)

I've busted one, it's fun to do
0 (0.0%)

Let us never speak of this again.
2 (6.9%)

Ticky
9 (31.0%)

I love mine, explained in comment
1 (3.4%)

Wow, that sure is weird
10 (34.5%)

Discovering that www.gardengazingglobes.com is a Wisconsin company may explain their local ubiquity.

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