I'm truly grateful for the community this little corner of the internet has nourished. Thank you all for your incredible outpouring of love, support and encouragement. Your thoughts and prayers have truly lifted us.My parents received an amaryllis - their first - for Christmas. Mother dutifully placed the box on the kitchen counter, right under a sunlight, watered it according to the instructions...and waited.
When my sister arrived about two weeks ago there was plenty of green, but not really much else. By last Wednesday, it looked like this.
Those buds continued to develop and we hoped one might open Saturday to honor Daddy's passing, but it wasn't until Monday evening that we saw the first real bloom. By yesterday afternoon when I had a chance for photos, there were already two.
And today - it's practically exploding.
We are completely smitten - the color is amazing and wow is it fun to see how quickly those blooms pop!