My name is Janice. I started blogging as Ontheland when I moved from Toronto to a rural area near Kingston, Ontario in Canada. Over time I have found myself writing poetry, mostly in Japanese forms, such as haiku and haibun. One of my deepest interests is the natural world: the joy of it and how we can look after it better.
In their later years some people look back to recall happy times … they savour the ‘meadows’ of their lives. Though I have positive memories, my recollections hold more greys and browns than the brighter yellows, pinks and blues of a meadow. And now . . . I enjoy buttercups, a wide-winged bird soaring, night calls from the trees, a crescent moon, a canine grin . . .