I'd forgotten just how much those windows loom. Really, we only want privacy in our back yard chairs when we are sitting out there in the summer. So I got some inexpensive parasols and here is what I did.
From our chairs it looks like this. The parasols are taped (with blue tape) to bamboo stakes. I think I need to find a better tape color but otherwise they look great. And I am hoping they can last at least for the season.
We also potted up two clumping bamboo plants and put the pots on rollers. It will be a little while before they are large enough to provide much privacy but then we will be able to roll them where we need them for privacy and shade.
This photo was taken from the fence side. Aren't the canes pretty?