The next morning I walked over to the flavorful houses. Set against the flat gray sky and rocky colorless dirt, they put on a brilliant display. I'd like to see them when there are trees, bushes, and flowers to liven up their surroundings.

Wish finally granted! On 13 August 2006 Vlad M. kindly sent this beautiful photograph:

In March 2007 Vlad M. sent me another view of the little cottages Their colors carry on through
bleak winter days. See how each of the houses wears a white kerchief and the lamps a white cap: