It's definitely getting cooler. And since we do try and use our patios 12 months a year, it's good to have a source for warmth. If you don't have a fireplace or kiva outside, here's a solution - a metal fire pit. And check out the nice metal privacy screens topping the fence - decorative and practical.
I'm a transplanted New Yorker who loves the Tucson climate. On New Year's Day I have a bit of fun calling my (snowbound) east coast friends to announce that I'm drinking coffee while sitting on my patio. (: