One of my very favorite things about having a compost pile (beside the fact that it is the garden equivalent to having a gold mine in your backyard) is the little surprises that spring from it. Not all the vegetable seeds compost down, and as we spread the compost throughout the garden in the spring, inevitably we get 'surprise' plants. One year, it was a scattering of pumpkin plants. This year, sunflowers sprung up in all directions. And even now, in the midst of fall, a cucumber (or is it zucchini?) plant springs from the coffee grounds and citrus peels.
Unfortunately, this little guy won't make it very much longer, with hard frosts right around the corner. But I'm charmed nonetheless.