Note: For more of "special exposure Wednesday, go HERE. My "special exposure Wednesday " picture is the one of Ricki with her decoration (below).
Knowing that many of my readers are not familiar with the sukkot (tabernacles) holiday, I thought I would explain a bit. Monay I toke this picture of the moon; you can see that it is almost full.
When the moon is full, on Wednesday evening, the 7 day holiday of Sukkot starts, which will be followed by an eighth day, "Simchat Torah". (Outside of Israel, the holiday is a day longer.) During sukkot, we dwell in a "booth" (succah)(see HERE). This is a structure, usually with wooden walls, and a ceiling that is made of plants, and is porous. For roofing, usually one uses either plant leaves (like from a palm tree), or woven mats of reeds or bamboo sticks:
Here is a sukkah in preparation (our neighbor's), before the walls have been finished, or the roofing laid:
Here are some sukkot in various stages of preparation:
Here is Ricki with a decoration that she made for the succah):
And here is a miniture play sukkah Ricki made:
Another decoration that Ricki made:
The final picture of our sukkah will come later this week.