There were probably a hundred or more bare amaryllis bulbs, packaged in a pot with a cardboard cover tight on the top. I don't need any more amaryllis as I have five or six ready to be repotted for reblooming. But then I spotted the one valiant, dauntless bulb, that even without soil, light,or water had still managed to produce a flower stalk which was growing sideways out from under the cardboard cover. That seemed an amazing feat to me, so I rescued it, brought it home to plant, and so begins Amaryllis Watch 2016 - 2017.
Sunlight has been in short supply here for the past four or five days, but now that I've rescued this amaryllis, we're both going to be looking for the light.