Here are some not-that-great photos of our patio lighting.
And here’s the little secret. See the big pole we used? I didn’t want it there all winter long. So we cemented a pvc pipe into the ground to lower the pole into. Voila. Once we take the lights down, pole comes out and into storage. On another note, will we have to unscrew each one of the bulbs when we take down to store? ugh!