Last week we alluded to Weimar Germany as the counter-example par excellence to refute this roseate view.
A choicely clad company has assembled under a colonnade, their glossy-faced children as if chipped from roseate pearl, their spaniel dogs straight out of a scene painted by Metsu or Terborch.
That roseate view met with considerable skepticism.
There were the gaudily plumed roseate spoonbills, their bright pink feathers glowing when they passed between my hide and the rising sun.
The roseate hue could symbolize the feminine and/or could evoke intimate or flushed skin.
Ram Island had been cleared of competing gulls some years ago to open up beach nesting habitat for the endangered roseate tern (Sterna dougallii dougallii), which then flocked to nest there.
Overhead, gulls, brown pelicans, and roseate spoonbills wheel through the steamy air.
Volunteers are planning to make decoys and place them on the island to attract roseate terns in time for next year's nesting season.
The Musée d' Orsay has sent The Snake Charmer, my favourite Rousseau, in which a pitch-black silhouette of an Indian pipe-player, who is hung with snakes, tempts closer a pink approximation of a roseate spoonbill.
The leading of our eyes to some lustrous or roseate goal is second nature to them.