OK, local history buffs, you all know that Newton, Mass., when settled in 1630 as "the newe towne," is so named for its proximity to its better known relative, Cambridge. But now perhaps we should just call it Watertown. Ooops, no, it's taken. And water has taken over there too.
A walk around the Charles between Newton and Watertown a few days ago yielded these pictures. If you've ever been on the DCR path between Bridge Street and Watertown Square and headed east, you're very familiar with the approach to Watertown Street. This is what was in front of us, i.e. the Charles! In the second photo, you can see Watertown Street ahead. And in the third shot, taken on the Watertown side, you can see the familiar duck feeding bench, where, of course, you're not supposed to feed the ducks. Or geese. Or swans. Some of the geese left. That's the last picture.