When I moved into my current house this past June I soon planted two Ashe trees to try and eventually get some shade. They're doing quite well, although it will be some time before they're big enough to provide any meaningful shade. If I ever get a camera I'll post a picture of them.
This is the first yard I've ever had. Sure, growing up our parents had yards--three over the years. My grandma had a huge yard in Arkansas. But this is the first time I've ever had a yard as my previous and only other home I've owned was a condo.