Pruina gives the Basin a dreamy patina

Hoar or pruina frost refers to white ice crystals, deposited on the ground or loosely attached to exposed objects such as wires or leaves. They form on cold, clear nights when conditions are such that heat radiates out to the open sky faster than it can be replaced from nearby sources such as wind or warm objects. The name hoar comes from an Old English adjective that means "showing signs of old age"; in this context it refers to the frost that makes trees and bushes look like white hair. [image: img_20160109_3314.jpg] h/t Jodi Carlini [image: 12516073_1215382275138878_1197684876_n (1).jpg] h/t Lisa Gillem [image: 12467957_951526111591747_249955882_n.jpg] h/t Danny Kost #reboot #news