sea beans are pods dropped from vines or trees that find themselves traveling across the ocean until they reach a distant seashore. The sea beans we find in our part of the world originate from plants in South or Central America or Africa.
They’re cute little rascals, aren’t they? This one is about the diameter of a nickel. Cristy found one along the seashore in Texas a number of years ago but didn’t know what it was at the time. Since then she’s found a few more and we have a tiny collection at home.
These larger pods are about the diameter of a golf ball. When Cristy took a walk along the beach at Double Bay one morning, she came back with a few of these larger sea beans in her pocket. We were amazed!
We didn’t realize that sea beans are plentiful along the Atlantic coast in the Bahamas during this time of year. Turns out, it’s the season.
As a result, our collection has grown exponentially.
So if you happen to find one of these beans when you are at the seashore, don’t walk by — it’s traveled thousands of miles to reach you.
Thanks so much for dropping in 🙂