Ta Da!This bottomless crystalline box is covered with pieces of polycarbonate leftover from the connector's stair project. The frame was created from the metal tubing of a long-abandoned laundry sorter. (These tubes are the type of thing we don't throw away because 20 years later, you may find yourself building a feeding pavilion and need just that type of tube to complete your design.)
Scott's design inspiration was the Mies van der Rohe Farnsworth House which was constructed of glass on an all-white steel frame. He considered painting the tubes black to more closely copy Philip Johnson's Glass House, an iteration of the Farnsworth House. All told, it's an architectural feature that noTTafarm was lacking. . .and Bibbers demanded for his discerning dining needs.
The pavilion has been relocated the the northwest stoop for the summer so that we can try and keep the courtyard free of the aforementioned poo and prints. The food continues to be eaten by unknown creatures - unknown until Scott recently put the trail camera on the stoop. The photos tell the story of the disappearing food:
Trail Cam Selfie!
Wilson got an up-close shot.
Trail Cam Selfie II!
Being this close to the lens gave a "fun house" look to our Leo.
Aha! The Culprit!After the parade of kitties finally passed by, our ol' friend "Scarsdale" paid a visit to the pavilion. This scrawny raccoon has been around noTTafarm long enough to earn a nickname. He enjoys free reign over the food (after all, look how Bibbers "watches" his every move.) I guess even raccoons appreciate good architecture!
Stay Tuned for Our Next Adventure!