14 June 2012

The Case of the Hairy Watermelon

Last week, as part of a landscape update, I wrote about the mystery squash-like vine growing out of my compost heap.


The fruit sure looked like hairy watermelons.


But they weren't, as I discovered when I explored further.  Here are those same two...whatevers...a few days later.


And another that's a little further along than the first two.


And two more that are still further along.


But the one that cracked the case was this guy.


A canteloupe! Of course the hairy watermelon-looking fruits would turn into canteloupes! (Nature continues to mystify me.)

Unfortunately, a friendly neighborhood scavenger cracked the case around the same time I did but had a greater sense of the urgency of the situation, so now it's looking more like this:


But I'll get the next one.

2 comments:

  1. How exciting! Especially when the price for canteloupe at the grocery has gone through the roof.

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  2. Hi Amy!

    Has the price of canteloupes gone up lately? I recently bought one on sale for a dollar, which seemed like a great deal...until I realized that I can get them free in my backyard.

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