So our patio seems like it would be a beautiful oasis. But in reality in the mid-afternoon in the depth of summer, you have to hunch in the corner in the one shady spot to stay cool.  Umbrella to the rescue (yes, another joy of homeownership – see previous post).  I think we need a cantilevered umbrella and here is a roundup of a few options:

Home Decorator’s Collection  $179

  Target  $449.99

Walmart $199.99 $259.99

Patio Umbrella USA $229.90