Paria Toadstools

These toadstools in the Paria Rimrock area in Southern Utah are of the variety that are viewed rather than eaten!



If you are in the region, this spot makes for an easy hike.

I’d like to take a moment again to thank you for subscribing to this newsletter, and to wish everyone a good Easter. If Easter is a holiday you celebrate, you might enjoy a short (about 2 minute) Easter Video:

All The Best,

Martin van Hemert

Silver Island Mountains

The Silver Island Mountains, just north of the Bonneville Salt Flats, at night (well, almost night):




The opening view of this panorama features a bright band of light which extends up and intersects the Milky Way. This is the Zodiacal Light, which is not the porch light of a palm reader, but illuminated dust and debris in our solar system which is concentrated along the same plane as the planets orbiting our sun.  A link below the panorama tells more about this phenomenon.

Thanks For Viewing!




Petrified Forest

For this panorama we’ve gone south of the border (Utah’s border that is) to the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona:


It is estimated that these fossilized trees are some 200 million years old. Over time the wood has been replaced by quartz.

Have a Great Day!


The Moon, Orion, and Contrails

Sometimes the best views are of the sky above.  This panorama, from the world headquarters of Utah3D.Net, was made with the aid of a hover craft, to avoid footprints in the snow :)



If it were summertime, you might find me moving irrigation pipes on this field, which grows alfalfa, so, perhaps winter isn’t so bad after all!

All The Best,