The amaryllis is just too beautiful to not show once more--I couldn't help myself!
Close-ups provide much more detail than is really available to the naked eye. Grains of pollen.
The fuzzy look of the -- I don't know, is this the pistol? I think the above are stamens. (Normally I would just call this the "sticky-out-part.)
Such beautiful elegance.
And four blossoms! Three are out (one is behind the frog) and a fourth bud is open today (Saturday). The pictures were taken Thursday.
A little something to hopefully brighten your day. Consider getting an amaryllis bulb around Christmas this year--they are just amazing to watch.