Weekend before last I went on a little desert hike on the rocks behind the house. I took this panorama shot (3 photos total). Photoshop does a really nice job stitching together photos into pano shots. No tripod required... the program is able to intelligently splice photos together very cleanly. That's Copper Mountain in the background. Joshua Tree (the town) is on the left and 29 Palms and the Marine Base to the right.
Another view from the top of the hill (non-panorama):
At the top of the hill, I took these macro photos. I apologize, I have no idea what this plant is (hence the generic 'desert weed' title), but I like the way it came out. Linking to Macro Monday. Have a great week!