A zinnia, I think, that's by one of the lavender bushes and those are sunflowers in production in the little pots in front - Terra Fuela Pints (from Ben & Jerry's Gift Shop).
Okay, here are the squirrel pictures at the artist's request.
Squirrel in back yard, photos one and 2. Squirrel in tree, also back yard.
Quite a ham, isn't he? Or she, as the case may be...