On the Arizona portion of my and Mike's trip out west this past October, we spent one day in Sedona. While there, we visited Slide Rock. It was really beautiful and had the water been warmer, I might have been inclined to slide down the rocks. As it was not, we walked around its bank until we got to the point where we couldn't go any further. The photo above is that point. It may have been a dead end but it made for a nice photo.
I picked this picture because it makes me think of Arizona and places much warmer than Chicago in January. It's also currently the wallpaper on my laptop. Wishful thinking, I guess.