As always, I wish I'd taken daily pictures of the amaryllis as it grew. It grows an inch a day - no kidding - for the first month. My reading chair is right next to the indoor garden and it astonishes me every evening.
The second month the enormous buds start to fatten tantalizingly slowly. Every night I think surely it will bloom by weekend. And yet another week goes by. This one opened on Christmas Eve and I couldn't have been more pleased.
Thanks to Photoshop, there's more fun to be had. Zooming in as far as possible makes individual pixels visible. I imagine this is how Martha Stewart comes up with her fantastic color combinations.