Wooden architecture of Russian North is one of the most remarkable forms of traditional Russian architecture. Traditional wooden houses in Russia are adorned with decorative trim around the windows and on the roof, porches, and gates, (Siberian windows)
"Their eyes were the colour of the river. Grey as rain-swelled waters. It was how you knew the three of them were related. Nellie, Vivian and Rose Marsh. They lived miles outside the village, down by the river which curved like the blade of a hay sickle around their home." Spilt Milk. Penguin Books.