The past few days anything slender or strandlike outdoors has been coated white with bristling needles of frost. Just coated. White. Any branches, any bushes, any dead dry weeds or brush. White, like needles. Coated. It's like white needle frost.
Imagine every bare branch on a large spreading maple coated white. Every branch, tree after tree after tree. Brush in the ditch. Even wrought iron railings. And every, every, every tree. It's like this for miles around. White coating. White chocolate. White needle frost.