Amaryllis Art

I'm leaving for Christmas today, and I'm a little sad because I think I'm going to miss the amaryllis' bloom. The head gets just a bit more swollen every day, but just hasn't quite burst open yet. Next year I need to plant just a wee bit earlier, I think.

But the sleek, tall shape of just the stalk and head is gorgeous. It's like a sculpture that changes ever so slightly all the time. And as you can see from the background, my paperwhites have been gradually flowering for about a week now, so I'm getting my flower fix just fine for now.