I’m besotted with June,

When all the roses bloom.

I’m head over heel with the scents,

The roses exude.

Though they prick me.

Oh yes, they prick me!

I’m too infatuated to care.

D. Yustisia 06/12/16




Such is Life

Heart free, hand free,
Blue above, brown under,
All the world to me
Is a place of wonder.
Sun shine, moon shine,
Stars, and winds a-blowing,
All into this heart of mine
Flowing, flowing, flowing!
Mind free, step free,
Days to follow after,
Joys of life sold to me
For the price of laughter.
Girl’s love, man’s love
Love of work and duty,
Just a will of God’s to prove
Beauty, beauty, beauty

SIC VITA – William Stanley Braithwaite


Pink Roses

Roses in Watering Can

New York’s Secret Garden

While walking with friends and my family to see the Brooklyn Bridge, we came upon some roses that were thrust between iron fence. Looking inside it, we were stunned to see more magnificent flowers bloomed in a petite garden beside a red-brick apartment building. We were busy exclaiming and wowing with ourselves, then we found out that the garden that’s situated between Dover Street and Pearl Street was open for public on Saturday. So we got in, amazed by each one of the plants that grow there like we’ve never seen that kinds before. Roses with many types, Hydrangea, Campanula, Peonies, Pansies and to my kids’ delight, some strawberries. One unique flower mesmerized us, the Black Petunia. I wouldn’t believe that between the noisy surrounding with the backdrop of historic Brooklyn Bridge, New York still has something hidden that can attract us even more to it. The Fishbridge garden, named for the oldest fish market that exists in the area and the Brooklyn Bridge, is sure a breathtaking sight to see, when you’re tired with the grey-looking part of the city.

“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.”


Soft Pink Roses

Purple Canterbury Bell/ Campanula

Dark Pink Roses

Bi-color Pansies

Black Petunia

Strawberries plant

Green Strawberries

Bi-color Roses

Climbing roses at Fishbridge Garden

Fishbridge Garden overlooking Brooklyn Bridge

Fishbridge Garden, Manhattan, NYC

Fishbridge Garden, Manhattan, NYC