Sukkot begins at sundown on 9/30. When we bought this house, it came with a dilapidated pergola in the back corner of the back yard with a pond that was buried in dead leaves and rubbish. My niece, Rachel, said, "Aunt Jenny, you have a sukkah!" So, we have decided to keep it and name it Rachel's Sukkah....but it has become my praying spot.
I know the view at night isn't great, but it's about 16' x 13', so pretty large.
I've added 2 strands of blanket lights and plan to put up 6 more sections. And can you see the pollyanna type prisms hanging along the south end? (click to enlarge) We planted 2 wisteria trees, one on each end, shortly after moving in and in 3 months, they have twined and wound their way up over the top boards. I'm hoping to have wonderful flowers next spring!
Big enough for a table, 4 chairs, the grill, and the pond is over where that black corner is.
OK, it's a tiny pond - we cleaned it out and put a small waterfall feature in there. It sounds amazing. And just over the top, I can see the foothills/hogbacks on the west edge of town. Such a peaceful spot. Such a perfect spot for prayer. Such a perfect sukkah that I can enjoy all year long!