Thanks to your helpful comments yesterday, I decided to take a second run at the peacock. First, I gave him some dried grass to stand on so he could show off his toes. Then, the peacock was quite upset yesterday when people complimented "the background" but didn't mention his plumage. And peacocks do not tolerate anyone ignoring their plumage. So I rounded off the edges and from now on let's refer to the log cabin blocks as peacock feathers. Thank you.