The air gold and so clean it quivers


“I remember it as October days are always remembered, cloudless, maple-flavored, the air gold and so clean it quivers.”

~ Leif Enger, Peace Like a River 

“In 2002, Peace Like a River was a National Bestseller and hailed as one of the year’s top five novels by Time, and selected as one of the best books of the year by nearly all major newspapers.” If you haven’t read this wonderful book, it is worth your time. Find it here.

Credits: Thank you Dan @ Your Eyes Blaze Out for the quote. Photograph: micspics444 @ flicker.


  1. Teresa Blay says:



  2. Reblogged this on Photos That Inspire Words.


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  4. Fabulous! And I must check out the book….


  5. there are moments when world displays its vivid beauty, in such an act of simple splendor, that i am moved to tears.


  6. Reblogged this on Todd Lohenry and commented:
    What Leif Enger is trying to communicate resonates with me, but to me, it’s the October Blue that really makes fall pop;


  7. I read that book and enjoyed it. The photo goes with it very well.


  8. such perfectly chosen words…it’s like that today.


  9. One of my favorite books of all time. Ever.


  10. Uh huh.. Added it to my reading list (:


  11. I read it, too, enjoy being reminded of his eloquence. Coincidentally, I am in Montreal at the moment, celebrating the Canadian Thanksgiving with friends and the days are exactly as Leif Enter describes. Such a treat for this Floridian!


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