"Remembering Paradise"
Paradise school district#18 in far eastern Eddy County, North Dakota-
Records seem to indicate that this school may have started out as
Greb school#18 in April 1895, with eight school children enrolled. Then a name change to Paradise school #18 in August 1900 with the actual township being recorded as Paradise Township in March of 1905-


"West Prairie Lutheran Church"

Black and white photograph of a country church on the Dakota plains. Standing alone against a turbulent/stormy sky, with just a ray of sun peeking through signaling possible hope.


"Trails End"

Black and white photograph of an abandoned house on the Dakota prairie with a feeble trail leading to it. The journey really is over in more ways than the trail-


For Whom The Bell Tolls

Photograph of an abandoned barn. As the photo shows, time is indeed short for this ravaged prairie relic-The Bell Tolls for Thee-


"Afternoon Promise"


Black and white photograph of a group of white tail deer against a winter’s setting sun.


  1. Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ28
  2. Aperture: f/8
  3. Exposure: 1/1600th
  4. Focal Length: 35mm

Rainbow Endings

Photograph of an abandoned farm-home in the midst of “off again-on again” summer showers creating a rainbow that appears to be zeroing in on the derelict making the passerby pay heed to the otherwise ignored vacancy-


  1. Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ28

Prairie Phantoms

8 inch by 12 inch photograph of an abandoned farm-home on the Dakota prairies. Although sad, these “Phantoms of the Prairie” are an integral part of the cultural heritage of the plains complete with memories stories to tell, one has only to imagine and listen-


Dead Calm

8 inch by 12 inch photograph of a lone windmill on the Dakota prairies. This relic of a time gone by appears to be “Dead Calm” awaiting a breath of wind. The angry looking clouds in the distance holds the promise of a long awaited gust-



Photograph of an abandoned school on the Dakota prairies. Some of these abandonment’s give an ethereal sense of foreboding, although when you stop and think about it, these feelings are normal when you consider the memories and the so called “End of Life” for these relics-