Check it out: this is my amaryllis plant after the blooms died...they made a heart for me (a heart with a ponytail?). Below is what it looked like in full bloom.
This is a bulb I got "new" two years ago--I'm never sure it's going to produce again when I retrieve the wizened bulb from the potting shed, but it's come back gangbusters two years now...I should have faith, I guess. Nature--it's pretty grand, isn't it?
P.S. Please excuse the dishes and plastic bag drying in the top shot...it ain't pretty, maybe, but it's my life! (At least they're clean dishes and not dirty ones!)