Fair Amaryllis, wilt thou never peep/From forth the cave, and call me, and be mine?
Or, you know, peep forth somewhat earlier than expected. I guess this one was pre-chilled when I bought it, because I stuck it in the library to stay cool, and it sent up a flower stalk within days, and now look at it. The other two have just come out of their dark cave, and hopefully will break dormancy soon and bloom in January or February, but hey, I have a Christmas amaryllis, so I'm thrilled.
Everything outside is frozen. We haven't emptied out the deck railing boxes yet; we'd better get to that.