A few years ago, I took a series of photos of an amaryllis that I bought in a kit and nurtured into glorious flowerhood.
Today I bought not one but two amaryllis bulbs, one white, one red, which I have now planted in the manner described on the package. They sit on the edge of my desk, where they will get full sun, as directed, and where I can watch their progress.
For posterity, here are some of the shots I took back in January and February 2013. Perhaps I'll dust off my dSLR, pop the macro lens on, and do another series. Of the white one, this time? (Click on the images to view them larger.)