Dawn Wink: Dewdrops

Landscape, Language, Teaching, Wildness, Beauty, Imagination

Weaving Beauty into 2018


                                      The Plaza, Santa Fe, NM

Festive holiday and New Year wishes to you and yours! 

I wanted to take a moment to wish you and yours a lovely holiday season and New Year! 

We spent ours with my parents here in Santa Fe, including a Christmas Eve walk around the Plaza.

                                  Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, Santa Fe, NM

                        Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, by Estella Loretto

                                                                        Christmas Eve 2017

                                                                  Gingerbread La Fonda Hotel

I found this nest with three eggs on the Christmas tree at the La Fonda. I love nests with three eggs…

                                              Eggs in nest on Christmas tree at La Fonda. 

                      Susan’s Christmas Shop

                   Gazebo, the Plaza of Santa Fe

We lucked out with the best table overlooking the Plaza for Christmas Eve treats. Wyatt was home sick. 

Writing in my journal.

I wrote in my journal by the light of the Christmas tree on December 31st, putting blessings of 2017 and dreams for 2018 to paper. Several years ago on a run during a difficult time, the phrase, “Create beauty” came to me. The next day while running, the phrase came to me again. I was very aware that the phrase was not “Find beauty” or “Discover beauty,” but “Create beauty” with an active verb. Since that time, this has informed all aspects of my life, whether it is professional, personal, or family. I try to create beauty in the world. I often fail, as I am wildly imperfect, but this mantra has grounded and inspired me for many years. 

This year as I wrote in my journal, thinking of what I hope to bring into 2018, with “Create beauty in the world,” firmly in my mind, another thought nudged its way onto the page. As I look at all to come in 2018, I thought, “How can I weave beauty into every day?”

I want to play with this idea, how to weave beauty into every day, no matter how busy or long. “Create beauty in the world” has been a sound foundation for me for so many years. I look forward to playing with this other aspect of beauty. 

Wishing you a year of of creating beauty and weaving beauty into your every day life.

                                             Santa Fe sunrise taken on an early morning run.





Author: Dawn Wink

Dawn Wink is a writer and educator whose work explores language, landscape, wildness, beauty, and imagination.

23 thoughts on “Weaving Beauty into 2018

  1. My Dear Dawn, I find beauty in your writings,
    especially when writing about your Familia.
    We wish You and Yours a peace filled and God
    filled New Year. ❤️

  2. Just so beautiful!


    • Dear Connie,
      Thank YOU for connecting. As you wrote, holidays are so filled with emotion—yes, sometimes beautiful, and sometimes so sad. I am so deeply grateful to share our journeys through holidays and all else.
      Much love,

  4. Salt River Canyon, AZ

  5. My New Year’s Eve view out the front windshield. You shared a sunrise, here’s a moonrise to compliment it.

    On Mon, Jan 1, 2018 at 4:06 PM, Dawn Wink: Dewdrops wrote:

    > Dawn Wink posted: ” Festive holiday and New Year wishes to you and yours! > I wanted to take a moment to wish you and yours a lovely holiday season and > New Year! We spent ours with my parents here in Santa Fe, including a > Christmas Eve walk around the Plaza. ” >

  6. Loved your post. So many beautiful thoughts and pictures. Thank you

    • Dear Tracie,
      I think of you so very often. Gives me great comfort to know we’re sharing all. Thanks so much for taking the time to connect.
      A beautiful New Year to you,

  7. Felices Fiestas Dawn!

    Thanks for the great new post. Your photos remind me of how lucky I am to live in northern NM and the shot of the sunrise In Santa Fe is stunning. Have a great year, I have a strong suspicion that you will find many ways to weave beauty into most days. Reading your stories and enjoying your photos inspires me.

    Un abrazo,



    • Felices Fiestas a ti, Paul!
      So very good to see you at La Cosecha. Ah, I love knowing how these photos elicit your heart and love of northern New Mexico. I know how your heart, spirit, family, and heritage are intimately woven into every aspect. Here’s to both of us weaving beauty into 2018!

  8. Dear Dawn, Being in beautiful Santa Fe is a good start for creating beauty, thanks for sharing on Dewdrops and have a great 2018. Big Hugs, Dan

  9. Happy weaving in 2018!

  10. Thank you , Dawn for these thoughts to ponder of creating beauty and weaving beauty into everyday life. Inspiring!

    • Dear Rachel,
      Thank you ever so much for taking the time to connecting. Here’s to both of us creating and weaving beauty into everyday life!
      So grateful to share our journeys,

  11. Thank you for sharing pictures of people that I surely do love ! Without a doubt your creating in 2018
    will be filled with much beauty. I look forward to it all too.
    Love Cathy

    • Dear Cathy,
      Oh, how I look forward to hoping that you will write and connect here! My heart smiled and smiled when I saw your name and note.
      How we love you!
      Here’s to much beauty in our new years!
      Much love,

  12. Thank you for sharing all the beauty of your writing and the photos. You mentioned getting “grounded” .. .that is a characteristic I have watched you develop in the years I have known you and worked with you. “Ya’ dun good” as they say in the Old West!!!!! Looking forward to 2018, both working and creating beauty connected to each others’ lives.

    • Hey dear Barb, this just means the world to me coming from you. Thank you and thanking for taking the time to write and connect about getting grounded. Here’s to a wonderful 2018 for both of us and creating beauty!
      Much love,

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