I intentionally chose a south-facing backyard - It's not every day you have a say in which direction your porch faces. We lucked out with a 1-story house directly behind us and immediately to our west, which means I'm at least not completely boxed in.
Now I'm torn between wanting massive mature trees for shade and curb appeal, and wanting no trees at all for an unobstructed view of the night sky. Quite the dilemma!
I have much more to "scope" out in the near future, but for now here is a sunrise from yesterday morning. I woke up at 6:30am and noticed the blinds were orange, so I peaked through another northeast window and saw this... no filter no manipulation, taken with iPhone!
|iPhone sunrise at 6:30am on 7/14/2014|