Carob trees are now flowering in our area... I photographed these two days ago while hiking with the kids in the rolling hills behind our moshav. (Apologies for the quality -- forgot my camera and the Nokia is, well, only a phone, after all).
Sukkot is a celebration -- of planting, of the rain we'll soon begin to pray for (although the rain itself has already begun, intermittently, in the central and Northern parts of the country).
Meanwhile, the weather around here has been perfect for hiking -- slightly overcast mornings, beautiful sunshine in the afternoons. So go ahead, shut down that computer, go outside and hike! The world is waiting....
מועדים לשמחה -- Have a wonderful Sukkot.
Keep the balance,