With incredible sadness …


photo courtesy of the Swayze Family.

It is with incredible sadness the family announces the passing of Dennis Swayze on Saturday, January 20, 2024, at the St. Boniface Hospital, at the age of 69 years.

In keeping with Dennis’ wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of his life will take place at a later date. A longer obituary will follow closer to the date of the service.

In honouring him, and his love of photography, we will keep his website going. Please visit www.pbase.com/photosbydennis to view some of his amazing work.

From the Winnipeg Free Press Passages – 27 Jan 2024

Snowy on Snow

photo courtesy of Dennis Swayze

When out-n-about searching for Snowy Owls…one needs to multitask.
Not only scanning the pole tops ahead as you drive, also the fields…because you just never know.

This male may have recently came of a pole…perhaps he had just finished a meal…perhaps a missed opportunity when I spotted him.
I say him because of the lack of heavy barring that females have…my thinking is a juvenile male and will turn all white in the future.

Never be surprised by what Mother Nature may provide.

Getting Back to Normal

photo courtesy of Dennis Swayze

With all the hustle and bustle now in the rear view mirror it’s time to settle down and get back to normal.
New Year’s Day 2024 and it only seemed fitting to see what Mother Nature as to provide to the start of the year.

Prowling the normal back roads was somewhat of a disappointment with not a Snowy to be found…the thought of calling it a day crossed my mind.
Rather than doing that perhaps expanding the search would be productive…going with the gut feeling I plot out a new route.

Turned out to be the right course of action with the First Snowy of 2024 spotted…even though this pole perched owl wasn’t cooperative I did manage to find two of the five willing to smile for the camera.

The last of the day being unique in its own way even though it was perched on a post.
X…marks the spot.