We selected an area that has a windblock due to the backside of the detached garage, it also provides a safe passage to our yard from the back entrance to the park. then there is an overhang from the garage roof that protects the station from rain.
The front of the feeding station is blocked from view due to the ornamental grasses and then the entrance to our garage shelter is eight feet away from the new winter feeding station.
Here is a photo of one of the feral cats sleeping in straw bed inside our garage shelter. I am hoping that with the feeding station closer to the shelter that feral cats will enter and be safe and warm this winter.