A sunflower blooms near the Margaret Hunt Hill bridge. Those flowers will sprout again, we promise.

A sunflower blooms near the Margaret Hunt Hill bridge. Those flowers will sprout again, we promise.

/Guy Reynolds/Staff Photographer

Hum a Jimmy Buffett song and you might just be able to transplant yourself to a chair on the beach, drink in hand, working on your tan. But take one look outside and, clearly, summer is a long way off.

I asked Dallas Morning News photographers to point me to some of their favorite warm-weather photos. Some were actually shot in the summer; others illustrate that summer sometimes comes early in Texas. We can dream, right?

 Hopefully this will warm you up as you brace for another cold one in North Texas.

A sunflower blooms near the Margaret Hunt Hill bridge. Those flowers will sprout again, we promise.

A sunflower blooms near the Margaret Hunt Hill bridge. Those flowers will sprout again, we promise.

/Guy Reynolds/Staff Photographer
Doesn't a warm, peaceful night on the water on Lake Texoma sound nice?

Doesn't a warm, peaceful night on the water on Lake Texoma sound nice?

/Tom Fox/Staff Photographer
Joshua Peek, 34, of Dallas sits in the middle of one of the fountains at Belo Garden in downtown Dallas trying to keep cool on Tuesday, June 26, 2012, as the temperature hit 104 degrees Fahrenheit.

Joshua Peek, 34, of Dallas sits in the middle of one of the fountains at Belo Garden in downtown Dallas trying to keep cool on Tuesday, June 26, 2012, as the temperature hit 104 degrees Fahrenheit.

/David Woo/Staff photographer
Birdkeeper Monica Leggett sprays down one of the animals at the Dallas Zoo. Looks refreshing!

Birdkeeper Monica Leggett sprays down one of the animals at the Dallas Zoo. Looks refreshing!

/Michael Ainsworth
Jonathan Ranjil, 10, plays with friends at Martin Weiss Park in Dallas on Aug. 17, 2011. It was the 51st day of temps of 100 or more.

Jonathan Ranjil, 10, plays with friends at Martin Weiss Park in Dallas on Aug. 17, 2011. It was the 51st day of temps of 100 or more.

/Nathan Hunsinger/The Dallas Morning News
Noodle runs on a path through wildflowers in bloom in the Trinity River basin.

Noodle runs on a path through wildflowers in bloom in the Trinity River basin.

/Guy Reynolds
8-year-old Coby Vandergriff plunges his head into a fountain to cool off on Aug. 4, 2011 in Fair Park.

8-year-old Coby Vandergriff plunges his head into a fountain to cool off on Aug. 4, 2011 in Fair Park.

/Jim Mahoney/Staff Photographer
Hard to believe, but this photo of Melissa McSweeny at Joe Pool Lake was taken Jan. 16, 2015. The high was 65 degrees.

Hard to believe, but this photo of Melissa McSweeny at Joe Pool Lake was taken Jan. 16, 2015. The high was 65 degrees.

/Smiley N. Pool/Staff Photographer

Still have your head stuck in colder weather? Perhaps this will make you smile:

Here's a snowman and a shot of Patron on the frozen ice bar at Urban Crust's 32 Degrees Rooftop Bar in downtown Plano in 2009. You can't change the weather, but you can make it fun.

Here's a snowman and a shot of Patron on the frozen ice bar at Urban Crust's 32 Degrees Rooftop Bar in downtown Plano in 2009. You can't change the weather, but you can make it fun.

/Lara Solt/The Dallas Morning News
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