Please don't shoot the messenger (but feel free to shower me with adoration and/or send along homemade brownies if you must), but I'm going to broadcast some devastating/inevitable news: Summer is just about over.
To help usher in my
favorite time of the year, autumn, here’s a look back at 25 of the most popular, most commented on, most Tweeted, and most memorable posts that I published 'round these parts over the summer (plus, I added in a few personal favorites for good measure). Perhaps you missed them the first time around because you were too busy hiking up and down the stairs
, eating bugs
, or taking a nap in your shoes
. You know, normal summertime activities.
Like this past spring
, summer '13 was rather eclectic in terms of popular topics and trends — in somewhat of a departure, LED/lighting-related stories were quite minimal — but there were a handful of reoccurring themes that you may have picked up on: shipping container reuse, the wonders of wood, water conservation, impossibly petite dwellings, adaptive reuse, residential solar, and bodily functions.
What’s been your favorite post of mine from this past summer? Are there any particular topics or trends that you'd like to see me tackle this fall and beyond?
As always, thank you kindly for reading and if you aren't already, please do connect with me on Twitter
for more MNN green home and garden goodness. And, finally, just like my end-of-season story roundup from last summer, I've included a few photos of my own summertime adventures throughout this post.
• At Seabrook, New Urbanism goes to the beach
—With prefab and cargotecture checked off the list, Sunset magazine tackles New Urbanism with the setting of this year's Idea House(s): A pedestrian-centric village on the Washington coast named Seabrook.
• Test your cluck with a chicken rental service
—A Pennsylvania couple launch a chicken rental service that provides hen-curious customers with egg-laying loaners to 'test drive.' Think about it: Omelettes galore with zero buyer's remorse!