For several weeks last month, as our 'mystery' plant (aka cantaloupe) expanded in girth and weight in our front yard garden, I valiantly covered it with ivy leaves and rearranged the peanut plants so neighborhood hooligans wouldn't steal it. Though I hadn't planted it, I was oddly possessive now that it threatened to actually ripen and become edible.
After piling up leaves to camouflage the melon, I would walk by on the sidewalk attempting to see any remnants thru the foliage....our very own parkway 'Where's Waldo'. Can you find him?
Notice the dying ivy leaf.
Ready to pick....finally!