Wellington Brook emerges from a culvert under Brighton St., very near the Cambridge-Belmont line. It flows between two parking lots which I would define by saying the quilt shop is on one side, and Zeff’s Photo and Fresh Pond Animal Hospital are on the other.
It flows into Blair Pond, where ducks and geese, seeing a person, believe they’re going to get fed.
But the geese don’t get fed by the visitor, so they head out to forage in what can only be called the environment.
Reverse angle: turn 180 degrees and there’s the pond:
Blair Pond flows out under the Boston & Maine Railroad tracks.
The geese, having poked in the weeds long enough, decide to head back.
On the opposite side of the railroad tracks, Wellington Brook exits its culvert. Wound around a vine is a piece of plastic tape that reads “WETLAND DELINEATION.”
[more in Pro. Pei & the H2O #9]