Great image Nick and a great start to your 52 challenge!
Wonderful colours and a terrific subject that's perfectly exposed for the silhouette technique.
Good catch on the bird too - just above and to the right of the tower!!
That's a lovely, restful image Nick. I tried something similar with our dog but she wasn't very obliging! I think the tired expression and comfortable position on the sofa perfectly sums up 'pleasure' for a dog