Sounds of Summer Do you hear the ice cream truck's rinky-tink jingle, the electric fans whirring up a breeze, and the splash from a backyard pool? Looking up, the sun's so bright, it makes me sneeze. The "ffft, ffft, ffft" of the yard sprinkler is keeping the grass green. A lazy fly buzzes in the window, bumping up against the screen. A motorcycle roars by and, for a moment, drowns out the robin's song. It's another reminder to take delight in the day. Summer is fleeting. It won't be staying long.