second best photos of 2009 and july 2016 new music playlist

Second Best Photos of 2009. Several years have had some bonus images thrown in, but 2009 was strong enough that I thought it could use its own runner-up gallery dozen.

Open Photo Gallery

With R+D we made a legion of homemade peeps and then puffed Totoros.

Ariana at the shore.

Amber with strawberries.

4th of July kayak.

Jane at Old Orchard Beach in Maine.

Me at Old Orchard Beach in Maine.

Spy Pond.

Amber at ICA.

Rockport Gull.

Jack O' Lanterns at Sarah's.

Steampunk Ariana.

Christmas loot.

Bonus: haunting child from Cozy Coupe box.

In its essence, technology is something that man does not control.
Martin Heidegger

It was a rough month for me and iTunes; I realized that 180 or so songs were just gone, so I had to spend a lot of time digging them up from archives and what not. (and it's frustrating, because I'd prefer to use "smart" playlists based on "Added" dates, but iTunes doesn't let you backdate files.) Not sure what caused that; my dalliance with Apple Music, some bungling on my part, or what, but now I'm out to be a lot more careful with my music collection.
4 stars in red.