Aren’t they wonderful? It blows my mind how much they look like little killer whales… makes you wonder if Nature gets so attached to some of her creations, she wants to repeat them. 😉
Perhaps most amazing of all is that the beans retain their markings after they’re cooked. Erik’s mom made a salad from them, and while eating it I found this expressive specimen on my plate:
I really couldn’t quite bring myself to eat it… but Erik had no such qualms!
The beans came from Canvas Ranch, where they grow other equally striking heirloom beans (and some gorgeous purple bok choy). I had a nice chat with the farmer, Tim, when I bought the beans, and later I found out he’s a painter as well. Ahhhhhh.