For Christmas my friend Chrissy gave me an amaryllis. Years ago, I remember giving my grandmother, the one with the garden-club-prize-winning, green thumb, an amaryllis. She sent me a picture of it blooming and I was rather astonished that something so majestic could come from such an large and rather unsightly bulb. I also recall marveling at the fact that it could grow and bloom indoors in the winter. And now I too have grown one...it seems the perfect antidote to the winds and snows still blowing outside. Surely, spring must come soon!