Between 2010 and 2017, Cauli Le Chat, retired feline roving reporter for Mooresville Public Library (Mooresville, Indiana), reported all things interesting to cats (and humans) happening at the library. Related stories from across the state (and beyond) were also included.
Cauli Le Chat
Cauli Le Chat, MPL Roving Reporter
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
What is the Deal?
First, our water volcano disappears with a trace. Now, this has magically appeared in my Library's Courtyard:
What Manner of Strange Structure is This?
Could this be another Stonehenge-type temple, like some of the others in the Courtyard? Perhaps a comparison would be fruitful.
Strange Stonehenge-Type Edifices Spring Up
Around the MPL Courtyard
No, I'd venture a guess that the new stone arrangement is more like an amphitheater than an edifice. If so, then there's not a lot of seating available. So we may probably discard this possibility.
What else could it be? Hmmmmm . . .
It could be a platform for another object, which would rest upon the center of the black area. See those grills in the black plating? Those could be seats for very tiny patrons, but I'll wager a week's tuna-in-oil that they're water drains to handle overflow. So . . . Platform and water overflow conduit. What, then, would sit atop the platform?
Elementary, My Dear Watson
New water kiddies sculpture pours real H2O from the girl's bucket into the boy's hat (I think that's what they're holding). Excess water would spill into the black grating and be drained away into the sand below. Conclusion: New stone structure is a platform for new water kiddies sculpture.
Sand Beneath the New Stone Structure & Black Platform Thingee
Honestly, I should hire myself out as a detective. That was some kinda deductive (possibly inductive) thinking! Hey, being a detective reminds me that I still need a graphic novel about moi. Get cracking, minions! These things don't draw themselves.
There's only one fly in the ointment here. Take a look again at the new stone structure picture.
What's That Grey Thingee in the Center of the Black Platform?
There's another mystery. This will take some thought. If you need me, I'll be napping in the Roving Reporter Room.
Solving Mysteries Right and Left, More or Less,
Cauli Le Chat
MPL Roving Reporter
Mystery/Adventure News Beat
P.S. Thinking of water kiddies, here's "Atlantis," by Donovan, performed live to open The Smothers Brothers Comedy Concert Hour (recorded March 2, 1969; broadcast March 23, 1969). Besides the audience, background vocalists include the folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary, the Smothers Brothers (themselves folk performers), singer/songwriter Jennifer Warnes, and actor/comedian Mort Saul. Below is the studio recording, excerpted by a fan from the LP Donovan's Greatest Hits (1969).