A Rose by another Colour


What’s this?   Some roses

Clustered; and smelling lovely,

White, yes….and purple!


It is still so early in the new year, and already there are weddings and receptions happening!  The first one for my co-workers and I occurred this past Saturday.  It was a fun and memorable event.  On the smaller size in terms of guests…..with a first-time hot chocolate display table (in addition to our usual coffee/tea/water displays), as well as a live band providing both ambient background music during the meal service and later on the livelier dancing music.  Most of the time DJs are hired to provide the wedding and dance music, so this was a pleasant change.

When all the guests had left, a few things were left behind….intentionally, as only so much could be taken away again…..and in this case there were a few vases filled with beautiful arrangements of greenery and roses of only two colours – white……and surprise, surprise…..purple!   That’s the first time I’ve seen purple roses.  And so, I couldn’t resist taking a whiff, as sometimes pretty-coloured roses don’t always come with a scent.  But these purple – and white – ones definitely delivered a delightful rosey smell.