Sunday, February 19, 2012

Spring Romance At The Abbey


A stroll through the garden center at Home Depot...



...brought pretty pansies, pink hydrangeas 
and spring time thoughts...



Downton Abbey....did you see it tonight?
Wasn't it a lovely ending?
Lady Mary and Matthew....together at last.
sigh ~
I thoroughly enjoyed it...
...didn't you?
:)

46 comments:

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I am so ready for pretty flowers - thanks for sharing.
I must have missed something - why was Bates found guilty if he was not there when it happened. :(

Low Tide High Style said...

Your flowers are a beautiful reminder that spring is not too far off, and yes I loved tonight's episode. I hate that I will have to wait so long to see the next season!

Kat :)

Amy @ with a Vintage Twist said...

It was a wonderful ending . . . Beautiful snowy ending. Can't wait until next season. Bates has to come back!

Susanne said...

Oh, no! Spoiler alert! Ha! I've been watching them on line at my leisure. So good.
Susanne.

claire said...

Yes! I am so enthralled with the series! I just bought the companion book today and recommend getting the hard cover- it is just as beautiful as the show.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Your floral photographs are so beautiful they look as though they are right in front of me.
'
My word, just lovely!

So glad you can get flowers! I am looking SO forward to it!

Evi said...

it's about time these two got together. Can't wait for the next season!!!!
And the flowers...gosh how pretty. Spring really is right around the corner.
Hugs, kisses,
Evi

Deserae said...

Beautiful flowers! I can't wait for spring :o)
~Des

sheilaa131 said...

Loved the ending with a big smile on my face seeing Lady Mary and Mathew together. Hate to see it end...
No one does it like Masterpiece!

Sheila in S.F.

W. theAntiquesLovers said...

Nice fresh and springs pics Laura!!!

hong kong property said...

the flowers look so pretty!

Hong Kong property

Paula Parrish said...

Laura, Your photos are so stunning. Smiles, Paula

DearHelenHartman said...

The flowers are so cheerful on a gray, winter morning. I am the last hold out not watching Downton Abby.

Rosewalk Cottage said...

Beautiful photos! Thank you for sharing.
~Clara

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Muffy's Marks said...

I do that too, I love to go to grocery stores and take photos of the fresh cut flowers. Beautiful photos.

Karen in CT said...

... oh yes, Downton Abbey did not disappoint ... renewed for a 3rd season and I cannot wait ... lovely post to follow a good ending ...

PURA VIDA said...

February flowers are intoxicating

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Hi Laura,
Beautiful photos!! I am so ready for Spring!
I haven't see Downtown Abbey, we don't watch T.V. other than movies on our DVD player, so I'll have to go and buy the first season.
Hope you have a lovely week.
Sincerely,
Melinda

oldgreymare said...

LOVE DA but no spring flowers yet PLEASE..My yard is SOOOOOOOO not ready... sigh..
xx
z

LizlovesVintage said...

I needed some Spring today!!
Thanks Friend,
xxx Liz

AshTreeCottage said...

Beautiful!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Kelly@MySoulfulHome@etsy.com said...

Love love the flowers...but had to stop short of the end of the post...I haven't seen it YET!!! Watching tonight...I did see a snippet of what you wrote/saw M & M find happiness....wonderful. I am so hooked as are you...I hope that it goes on and on. Sadly many shows I adore go by the wayside somehow...
Kelly @ My Soulful Home @ Etsy

joanne said...

beautiful....hydrangeas are among my favorites...

as for downton abbey........sigh : ))

Carla B. Reeves said...

Beautiful photos...thanks for sharing. My sugar snaps are peeking out of the soil, and the bunnies have found them. Need to fence the snaps. Loved, loved...DA. Am so happy that Lady M and Mathew are together at last. A year without is a long time!

Nancy said...

Thank you for sharing the beautiful eye candy..So tired of seeing all the gray outside..Hurry spring..

Linda said...

Beautiful, flowers and DAbbey was fantastic...now I want to see Mr Bates set free and him & Anna together at last!! <3

Carole said...

I thought they might keep us hanging for the next season so it was nice to see them finally get together.
Can't wait until the next season starts.

x
Carole

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I'm so sad that it's over for the season! I'm loving the spring flowers.

blhitchcock901 said...

Absolutely adored the Abbey last night...ah...so so sweet! Looking as is everyone else for a few of the treasures I saw...the perfume bottles, the copper, the silver, the divine dresses. Just can't wait til next season.

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

I didn't see it but am very happy that Home Depot is selling a bit of Spring. I will definitely pick up some pretty flowers to plant. Yours are delightful!
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

BailiwickStudio said...

Oh yes, it was a perfect ending! And how hard it will be to wait 10 months or so until the start of season 3! ::Jill

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

My goodness! I have to get to the nursery!! Yes, we loved the big finish! I watched it again twice on line.

Bead and Needle said...

Who would have thought Home Depot could be so beautiful! Happy Tuesday...Tanya

A Cottage Muse said...

Beautiful blooms Laura!
I have yet to see the show but have promised myself to start with season one as I paint all my signs getting ready for the show!

Gypsy Brocante said...

Such a nice sight to see the garden areas getting ready for spring!

I'm going to have to check out this new show you've been raving about Downtown Abby ... I wonder if I can get it on dvd?

xo
Jill

Casey Massey, Digital Scrapbooking Designer said...

hydrangeas are so elegant, beautiful and sturdy! I, too, am ready for Spring and her flowers. C.

sweetpea said...

yes, i loved the episode. so much that i saved it in the dvr so i can watch it again. love the tour.

hugs,

shelley

Elizabeth said...

I am Elizabeth, your newest follower. I too love Downton Abbey.I did not want it to end!

Nantucket Daffodil said...

Love Downton Abbey...I want to live there! You have a beautiful blog.

Gray Branches said...

Again you have inspired me to take pictures of the hydrangea plant I bought recently at Wal-Mart. I was stopped at least 15 times by other customers asking What it was! Missed Downtown Abbey...

Hugs
Debbie

French Basketeer.com said...

Must admit, no time to watch...but you have made me feel I must rush out and get some hydrangeas!

momto8 said...

the beautiful flowers are great reminders that it will soon be spring..and full of color!! beautiful pictures...I am your newest follower...pls follow back if you can.

miss flibbertigibbet said...

OK...I haven't read any comments because I am WOEFULLY behind! Oh no.....we need a Downton Abbey marathon this weekend!
New follower! Hope you'll visit back!
Lorraine

Evelyn said...

Loved the Downton ending! Why does Matthew have to be so darn womderful? And Carlisle... thank goodness he's outta there!

Evie

Andi Keding said...

I should get to my local store. OOps..It is still winter here. Just got our 2nd drop of snow. Andrea