We’ve had unseasonably warm temperatures and clear skies for the first week of February. I appreciate these mild conditions on many different levels, but in particular I’ve enjoyed the chance to take walks and take pictures. Mostly just in my neighborhood, on the west side of Kent. Anyway, one thing from these walks that’s been highlighted by the brilliant sunshine is how colorful Kent actually is. There are a lot of houses, especially among the ones which were built about a hundred years ago, which are painted in bright colors. And somehow, they make me think of a postcard I’ve seen of a Scandinavian fishing village. Right here in Northeast Ohio!
So, I made a conscious effort to document some of the best examples of the colorful houses I’ve seen throughout this sun-soaked week.
They’re not all in a row, along the edge of a waterway, so the effect is not as strong as it would be in a true Scandinavian fishing village. But still, it’s kind of fun to notice these things.
The front porch of the peach house on Pearl Street is even adorned with one of the three-dimensional stars that I associate with Scandinavian winters!
Do you know any good houses in Kent that I should add to my photo collection? I’d be interested in as many tips as I can get!