Friday, June 8, 2012

Side Of The Road Saturday - The Dome


People around here put all kinds of things out on the side of the road. They are surprising, amazing, or just weird.  Poor people drive around town in pickup trucks and often take the things before the junk man comes. So this is the beginning of a series on side of the road things; every once in awhile I will post something on the street. This yellow dome sits across the street in a pile of trash, and it has been there for about two weeks or more. No one wants it, even the roaming trucks won't take it. What do you think it is? There are a few straps attached and it says "Body Dome". Phil thinks you stand on it and pull the straps for exercise, but that makes no sense, how could you stand on such a dome? A better idea is that it is small crashed flying saucer, so I'm keeping my eyes on it for tiny men to come out any day. I hope they don't get hit crossing the road. Perhaps I'd better bring it inside, after all, nobody else wants it...


“And then, as they stood with folded wings, there was a voice from above the dome over their heads. Above the dome there was something that looked like a throne, sky-blue like a sapphire, with a human-like figure towering above the throne. From what I could see, from the waist up he looked like burnished bronze and from the waist down like a blazing fire. Brightness everywhere! The way a rainbow springs out of the sky on a rainy day—that's what it was like. It turned out to be the Glory of God! When I saw all this, I fell to my knees, my face to the ground.”
Ezekiel 1

32 comments:

George said...

This is a very interesting find. I must admit that I googled 'Body Dome' and found that Phil is right. It is a device used for exercise.

Annie said...

Phil's right. Here's a link. http://www.jumpusa.com/body_dome.html

Funny.

SquirrelQueen said...

Yeah, I had to Goggle it too!

I like your idea better Ginny, keep watching for those tiny men. If you bring it inside you could be the first human to make contact with the aliens. You would get exclusive photo rights! See, your idea is more fun!

Joanne said...

You are funny! I think Phil is right though.
Blessings, Joanne

Ann said...

yes, Ginny, he was American Boy Michael fay. Punished for graffiti tagging and petty stealing. I posted about him before.

EM Illustrator said...

What an interesting thing [hehe] I bet it won't sit there for very long. Have a great weekend!

Hugs,
Eva

BlueShell said...

Indeed...a flying saucer! Watch out...there are tiny men waiting for you....LOL
I have no idea of what that could be!!!

..." When I saw all this, I fell to my knees, my face to the ground" Amen to those words...
God Bless you

xoxo BShell

Ann said...

I joined the others and googled body dome. I could have saved some time if I would have read the comments first....lol I like your idea of an alien space craft better

Ma said...

What a great idea for a Saturday series. We have a local "dumping ground" around here, too. I've seen all kinds of things there.

Rhonda said...

I'm with you Ginny, it is a UFO from the land of Sunshine and these little friendly Go Green Critters feel come out when they thing it is safe....EXERCISE.....nayyyyy it is a UFO ...

Darlene said...

It's amazing what finds its way by the side of the road. It does look more like a UFO than exercise equipment. So cool that you found a verse with the word dome.

RoeH said...

Well I want to try it if it's an exercise for balance or something. I stood on a balance thingy at the gym and had trouble doing it. :(

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I would look for tiny men too:)

Sarah (Nikki) said...

LOL...it really does look like a tiny spaceship. That's too funny

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I think Phil is probably right... and you are too... which is why it is sitting beside the road!! LOL! blessings ~ tanna

Sandra said...

Phil IS right. google it, there are tons of videos showing how to use it with the straps. but i like the flying saucer much better and hope Phil and Goolge are wrong and we get to see tiny aliens. ET CALL HOME

laurie said...

looks like the aliens have landed to me, and my gosh they are really small! (if thats their ship), ha h a,, have a great week end

Karin said...

I would take it - need to get more balanced! If it's been out there on the side of the road be sure the ants haven't moved in and taken over!

Linda said...

A really cool post. Looks like a miniature spaceship. :)

Mary said...

An obviously not too successful exercise device :-). You have an eye for the unusual, Ginny, and it makes for some mighty interesting posts. Have a great weekend. Blessings...Mary.

From the Kitchen said...

I'm going with the UFO idea. Please be sure to post photos of the little green men.

Best,
Bonnie

Ruth Kelly said...

You got me - haven't seen any in this neck of the woods.

Rose said...

I looked it up and you do stand on it to exercise...I would end up with something broken.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Interesting object. I was going to Google it but read the other comments first.I have no idea how or even why anyone would want to use this. :)

Stephanie V said...

I'm like you Ginny. I think it needs a home and I'd be willing to pull it over to my side of the road. Not that I could exercise on a dome, though. I like the shape and the color. It would add something to our garden, I think.

SD ~ Dawning Inspiration said...

Hmmmm - interesting looking thing - even if it is for exercise. Not something I'd want!! ;o)

HOOTIN ANNI said...

....Oh I tend to think more on the 'lines of something from outerspace'. LOL

Chatty Crone said...

There is a lot of waste going on - that is an exercise dome. Lol
sandie

S. Etole said...

Here I thought you were going to tell us what it is. It's such a pretty yellow.

SweetMarie said...

Your idea is way more fun! People put stuff by the road here in Orlando too. I think it's great if someone needs something and they can get it for free. It's all about recycling. :)

DawnTreader said...

I'm sure I'd throw that thing out after two minutes as well.. LOL

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This obviously didn't work well as an exercisor! It does make a colorful and puzzling roadside decoration :)