Problems? Your computer may refuse to show anything
other than an empty box. If so, and you are using Windows 7 as the webmaster does,
fixing the problem is most simple. Print the image you will come to here &
follow the few instructions. In other browsers I presume that you would follow
the same approach i.e. get to the 'Java' program on your computer & fix the
When this page was first created, in about 2000, Barry's 9 year old called this page 'way cool'. It is indeed. Barry tells me that the picture itself was taken at Richland Balsam, the highest point (6053 feet above sea level) on the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. The balsam trees for which the area is named were apparently being wiped out by a sap-sucking wooly aphid insect introduced into the U.S. from Europe in the last century. Barry hopes this image will endure after the trees are, alas, all gone.
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