The picture shows the stucco exterior of my house. I'm trying to install the flag. The only exposed wood is in two places: the dark-colored decorative ledge, and the support beams under the shingled eaves (painted the same pale color as the stucco). If you look at the support beam that's a little to the left, you can see that it has a rounded shape on the end, which makes things hard to attach to it.
My first try was the small dingus you can see sitting on the left edge of the ledge. I have a metal bracket (white), which I basically nailed to the curved front of the support under the eaves. To get the flagpole to come up at a high enough angle, I had to add the little wooden shim that you can still see attached to the bracket. This was fine for a couple of months, but then we had a storm and the flag blew down in the wind.
What is a better way to do this with zero carpentry skills?
When I look at how other people in my neighborhood have done this, most of them have some vertical wood that is out in the front plane of their house. Ours is different because the only vertical surface is stucco, and it's hidden way back under the eaves. So I guess what I really want to do is attach something to one of the wood beams, like I did before, but find a better way to do it.