When the sun is out, it can be uncomfortable to sit in direct sunlight. Some people are more affected by the sun than others, so if you are very sensitive to the bright light, or are concerned about sun exposure, then you may want to consider adding some form of outdoor shade when you are outside in the summer.
Sun Shades are usually bought ready-made, but can be a do-it-yourself project, as shown.
Brilliant idea for outdoor sun shades! My neighbor did this a few years ago and i have always loved it.