naiad- us too. i wouldn't want stained glass on the top- too breakable. i'd prefer shade so it didn't get so stinking hot. OTOH, if we could have the level of shade adjustable, we'd be able to use it during more seasons. maybe have fogged glass over the top (not actual glass though) to diffuse the light during chillier months, and we could grow grape vines underneath the glass during the warmer months to provide shade.