Winter Daydream:

Picture of Australian Rock PoolLiving in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area, where the temperature reached 90-degrees a couple of days ago (before a cold front — thankfully — blew through later in the day), I’m in no hurry to say good-bye to the cooler winter weather.

But when I come across a story like this in The New York Times, I can’t deny there’s a part of me ready to fast forward to the outdoor swimming season. And, as a lover of natural pools, like Barton Springs in Austin, I’m not surprised that surfing pics of the saltwater rock pools of Sidney, Australia, has been my choice of time-waste in the last 48 hours.

My favs? How about: The Ross Jones Memorial Pool. The Newcastle Bogey Hole. And… the Whale Beach Rock Pool.