Enough to live

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“It is only her in large portions of Canada that wondrous second wind, the Indian summer, attains its amplitude and heavenly perfection, — the temperatures; the sunny haze; the mellow, rich delicate, almost flavoured air: Enough to live — enough to merely be.”

Walt Whitman, Diary in Canada


Image Credit: The Laurentians in Quebec by Chicago Tribune. Quote: Thank you Perpetua.

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  1. ‘enough to merely be.’ so well said.

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  2. Reblogged this on THE STRATEGIC LEARNER and commented:
    Okay, I love the Heartland, but Kanigan is seriously tempting me here …

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  3. O Canada!

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  4. this inspired my haiku — “burning leaves” today – thank you

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  5. I absolutely adore Walt Whitman 🙂
    Wonderful photograph, too. Those colours — wow!

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  6. Somehow it’s more beautiful reading it from others’ post. Thank you, David.

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  7. The colors are so amazing. The air smells so good and feels so fresh. Love it.

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  8. There’s something so invigorating about this time of year–the air is crystalline with a whisper of winter, the trees are a riot of color, the animals are scurrying around in feverish preparation for the months ahead, the night sky is a glittering blanket–it’s as though the slate is being brushed clean. I just LOVE this season. And with that, I’m heading out for a long walk with the dogs… Ahhhhh 🙂

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  9. The colours are beautiful, almost as if fall is trying to compete with the summer flowers one last time.

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  10. I enjoyed being in Canada last week for your exactly those reasons.

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