Thanks Ren! Sorry for being such a dolt lol
(waves at Divine!) Thanks for the info re the "firepit". We'll have to try grilling sometime. Are you snowed under down there?
Howie: first thing I thought of when I saw your Round Tower pic was Rapunzel for some reason lol. Lovely pheasant. We have wild ones here, but their tails are not near as pretty as that one!
Common critter, although not to my neighbourhood (at least not in the last 30 years anyway). Showed up this spring. I hope it is living in my neighbour's attic and not mine lol. Red squirrels don't hibernate in winter, but I haven't seen it lately, probably due to the fact that it is 20 degrees colder and the snow is two feet deeper now than when the picture was taken.
Anyway, this one apparently leaves no crook or cranny uninvestigated ~