Sounds of the Season

Every season has its own sounds that let you know what time of year is on the way. Crunching leaves underfoot are a good indication that fall is underway. Chirping birds and lawnmowers loudly announcing their presence on a Saturday morning mean that spring has most definitely sprung. And you know Old Man Winter is going to rear his ugly head again when you start hearing windshields being scraped in the pre-dawn weekday hours.

When it comes to summer, there are a ton of sounds that you could associate with what is arguably the best time of year. But for me, nothing more definitively signals the return of summer than the Ice Cream Truck (let’s call it the ICT because we can, okay?).

I never really feel like the season is actually going to change until I hear the ICT’s much-too-catchy song in the distance…which happened today!! Unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to chase the truck down for an icy treat, but I did get a photo to prove to myself that he wasn’t a figment of my imagination. Here’s the photographic evidence:

Never had the pleasure of being seduced into running up the street to get your hands on one of the ICT’s delectable offerings after hearing its siren song? Here’s a clip of what the truck sounds like as it patrols the neighbourhood for unsuspecting victims customers:

Bet you can’t get that tune out of your head for the rest of the day…or the unavoidable craving for ice cream that goes along with it!

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