Glad you decided to play a long this year.
Welcome Judith! 52 weeks appears to be long but you learn a lot with all the nice people here. Have fun
Judith, since you put up the "critique" button... I like this. Loving the lines created by edges, shadows and highlights. Those bright threadlike fibers tossing themselves around add a great accent too.
No--not a Joshua Tree--here are Joshua Trees--they bloom (if conditions are right, then branch at that bloom--so pretty amazing shapes (taken from a moving car)Very pretty! Is that a Joshua tree? Love the green "saw" grass in front of the gnarly tree. Nice composition and texture variation.
Nice shot. I just love that part of the country.