Here in the beautiful southwest on Route66 -- Portals are the rage. Patios in some parts of the world, Lanis in other and here Portals. They all serve the same great purpose, enjoying the beautiful outdoors. A great cocktail wouldn't hurt either. So what are some creative ways of lighting them? We have installed globe lights all around the top of the portal. They give it a nice glow in the evening, good enough to eat buy, but not so glaring that you can't have a romantic evening. Take a look. Globe lights are available at your favorite home improvement store, discounts stores, and even at Christmas which is when we actually bought these. Yes, we did enjoy them lit with a little snow falling. Inexpensive and easy to install. They also come in a multi colored, which I have seen on various restaurant patios. However, I liked the clear. So this weekend, do something for yourself and dress up -- light up your patio. The curtains.......that's Wednesday's post.