Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose

Gertrude Stein. Things are what they are. Apparently. I don't know if she was meaning that there is a huge variety of roses even within the same plant and they are still all roses or something else. Anyway - a bud and an open flower on our rambler.
Three GT:
1. After a very heavy pruning a couple of years ago this plant is looking very fine again.
2. Another beautiful June day.
3. I've rescued a culinary disaster caused by a mistake in one of Jamie O's recipes with emergency oven chips.
It is what it is - in this case, beautiful :)
posted June 13th, 2014  
Very pretty. A mistake from Jamie? Never! And oven chips are a culinary disaster themselves.
posted June 13th, 2014  
Like the focus on the bud. I refuse to have a chip pan any more (guess who always cleaned it) and we will only eat one sort of oven chips in our house - and not very often!!!
posted June 13th, 2014  
lovely, gorgeous, ravissant
posted June 13th, 2014  
@dh one third of the amount of milk in his batter - I knew it looked all wrong - should have checked with Delia. I ate the 'biscuit' instead of chips - the meat part wasn't great either - won't be doing that recipe again!
posted June 13th, 2014  
Just gorgeous. So vintage looking xx
posted June 13th, 2014  
So beautiful and soft. Makes me quote Shakespeare (from Romeo and Juliet9 in my head ;)).
posted June 13th, 2014  
@judithg Which recipe was it?
posted June 13th, 2014  
Oven chips are a definite emergency......not a patch on proper home cooked chips but @quietpurplehaze is right, we don't have a chip pan now but haven't eaten decent chips since!
Lovely Gertrude is a rose.......
posted June 13th, 2014  
@dh 'Snake in the hole'. Other people seem to have made it ok but his batter is 100g flour, 2 eggs, 100 ml milk - I think it should be more like 300 ml milk - he has other recipes with 115g flour and 285ml milk.
posted June 13th, 2014  
@happypat @quietpurplehaze it's true - I've switched to sweet potato chips in the freezer or a 'wedged' baked potato with olive oil and a good seasoning of some sort can be pretty good.,
posted June 13th, 2014  
@judithg now they are a good alternative....I do like sweet potato...they like them in NZ very much too.
posted June 13th, 2014  
It has a 'period' look about it. Lovely use of DoF.
posted June 13th, 2014  
Great colouring and lighting.
posted June 13th, 2014  
such a lovely picture,fav!
posted June 14th, 2014  
very nice !
posted June 22nd, 2014  
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