These images are at a bend on the Charles River in Watertown Massachusetts, known to the Wampanoag Indians as Quinobequin meaning “meandering”. Located in the middle of a densely populated industrial city, this small patch of wildness is located only 1/16th of a mile from a once polluting abandoned factory.

A driveby view on journeys between commercial and residential development, it survives as only because it has not so far been needed for economic purposes. I photographed this river bend at the same time each month over a year, to reveal how temperature, light and moisture show how varied and exciting the natural world can be, in contrast to the sameness of the manufactured the environment in which most of us dwell.

3 months of winter at a bend in a river

Three Months of Winter on the Charles River
from the series Riverbend