Neil, sounds like your place in Idaho was in a pretty nice area (at least
by my standards).
This one's a bit nicer. I didn't take it as a reference shot, but
because it was pretty.
This is looking across the front yard toward the east. The Iris in
the forground is 'Accent'. It's a winner. Right behind that is an
old purple, maybe 'Prospero', and the light blue clump is the one I think is
likely 'Claire de Lune'.