A fresh south breeze gave these birds a strong left over the lake, gulls squawking characteristically as the brilliant orb of the sun set through forests on the far shore. This serene and tranquil scene belied its location: deep within a city of well over a million people and a metro area containing 7.5 million. Even in a pile of humanity as massive as what occupies the Dallas area, such marvelous moments sometimes present themselves to the prepared or lucky. In my case, it was both. I knew this would be a good vantage and got here in time; the rest was up to the atmosphere.