I walked by this house a few times before I noticed what was blooming in the front bed. Yes indeed - amaryllis! in May!
Of course I knew y'all would want to see, too. One evening, the gentleman who owned the house was outside watering so I could ask if it would be ok to get up close for a few photos. He smiled and said sure (and I'll bet he was thinking "crazy").
It was hard to capture the red, but you get the idea.
The two-toned ones were easier to photograph and simply stunning.
Once I knew to look for them, I saw amaryllis growing in many yards. I guess it's not as uncommon as it seemed at first (or at least not uncommon in central Florida).