(source)This winter seems to be off to a slow start, no snow and unseasonably warm but today the weather is just plain icky. It's cold, it's overcast and rainy and I'm desperately missing the sunshine and warmth of the summer months which is why I'm so incredibly happy to recently have been gifted an Amaryllis bulb. I planted it as soon as I got it an I'm amazed at how fast it's growing.
Amaryllis bulbs are the easiest to care for, smell lovely when they bloom, look amazing with their enormous blossoms and definitely bring a little sunshine and life to the dreary days of winter. Clearly I'm impaitiently waiting for it to bloom.
P.S. If you're interested here is a great how-to for growing an Amaryllis.