This evening is the second night of Sukkot, and we celebrated by eating our second meal in our sukkah, which James constructed out of broken fence parts as an add-on to our deck. It is our first time having a sukkah and attempting to celebrate this holiday somewhat properly. (We used to eat a meal in the fort part of the play structure in our backyard for one of the 7 nights of Sukkot.)
Each dinner has been quite lovely until the mosquitoes have come out in force, and we beat a hasty retreat!
We may try to go back to the sukkah later this evening, with the hope that the mosquitoes are dusk-loving creatures and will leave us alone in the dark. The weather couldn't be lovelier and I look forward to sitting outside under the moonlit sky, listening to the chorus of crickets.
16 Tishrei 5774