This photo was taken in the evening - the trees you see in the shadows will not be blocking the garden until very late in the day. The garden is in a spot where is should receive good sun for the majority of the day.
Luckily the area is pretty flat, although we will have to do a little work to level it a bit better. Our property used to be farmland before it was houses, so hopefully the soil isn't too bad.
We even have some seedlings growing (note the giant aloe in the background):
We are supposed to have some very sunny and warm weather for the next few days stretching into the weekend. DH is planning on buying supplies to get started building the fence, and also on digging the grass out of the garden area over the weekend. I'll be helping of course. This will be an adventure no doubt. I'll keep you posted on our progress...