In Haws Creek valley, the trees are beginning to have full green, while up-slope they are bare or budding.
The overlook is at 2170 feet, looking west in morning sunshine. Dark greens are evergreens.
A bit further up the Blue Ridge Parkway on a southeastern slope, many little green leaves are popping out.
And the delicate pink of a redbud is visible against the grey, green and brownscape.
Though there's not a clear line of where the green is already accomplished, the difference between bare branches along the top of the mountain and those with pale green in the valley are obvious.