I spend a lot of my time in the close proximity of words. Love words. Love etymologies. Love the sounds of some words. Here's one... amaryllis. It's one of those words I just love saying... amaryllis! Ah, nice. This morning E- and I are off to breakfast in the city somewhere and then look for some suitable images of cold and winter. These should be easy to find this morning around here. The flower amaryllis and these stifling, frigid temperatures; quite a juxtaposition, I'd say.