There are hundreds of acres of almond trees in bloom near our home in Red Bluff.
You can see the bee hive boxes near the above orchard.
Rain clouds still linger.
"There are many matters and many circumstances in which consciousness is
undesirable and silence is golden, so that secrecy can be used as a marker
to tell us that we are approaching the holy."
- Gregory Bateson, Angels Fear
"In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is
elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness.
- Mahatma Gandhi
"To have a quiet mind is to possess one's mind wholly; to have a calm spirit
is to possess one's self."
- Hamilton Mabie
"An inability to stay quiet is one of the conspicuous failings of mankind."
- Walter Bagehot
"Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better.
Silence is deep as Eternity; speech is shallow as Time."
- Thomas Carlyle