Four years ago, my friend Rachel gave me a potted amaryllis bulb for my birthday. It wasn't in bloom at the time, and it would be a year before we discovered the color of its flowers: A joyous shade of peachy-orange with a light green center. Well worth the year-long wait.
Amazingly, it's bloomed every year since. The flowers just opened up this week, and thanks to the surprisingly abundant sunshine, I was finally able to get some good pictures. Here are some of my favorites:
Happy early birthday to me!