In Minnesota winter lasts a very long time. 5 months is an average winter. It's 5 months without green, 5 months without warmth, 5 months of dreaming for the first signs of spring. Today, Biddy is sitting by the window. It looks like she's waiting for a friend to come over. But, she's staring out the window... waiting for the first sign of spring. Douglas tells her that spring doesn't just pop up... like Boing! But, Biddy is patient... and... sure enough. BOING!!! Spring pops up, just like that!