Lake Merritt is actually a tidal basin and this afternoon was low tide. It's the first time I've seen the mussel colonies that grow everywhere in the lake and essentially feed the sea gulls. The birds were out in force, as were tons of people enjoying the mild afternoon. I had a long conversation with a woman who shared a lot of information about bird behavior. Uptown office buildings are reflected in the late afternoon sun. For more reflections, visit Weekend Reflections.