With the windows open to take advantage of the pleasant temperatures, it's impossible to ignore all the sounds of my neighborhood.
» The cries of the egg seller roaming the street in search of customers. "¡Hay huevos!" he proclaims loudly.
» The sound of the towels and sheets on the clothesline billowing in the breeze.
» The low rumble of cars and motorcycles punctuated with a random, impatient honk.
» The intermittent barking of the neighborhood dogs.
» The drone of the natural gas compressor at the gas station around the corner.
» The rustling of the leaves of our cherry tree in the wind.
» The tap-tap-tap, thunk, thwack! of the mechanics across the street as they work to patch up a tired jalopy.
» The occasional hum of a power saw emanating from the house behind us.
» A visitor clapping to announce his presence to a neighbor. [This is common here, as many houses don't have doorbells.]
What are some of the sounds of your neighborhood?