Tulip festival

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11:31 am
Wed April 11, 2012

Skagit Valley tulip festival in full bloom

The color of the farmlands in Washington's Skagit Valley, near Mount Vernon, Wash., during the annual Tulip Festival, is shown in this undated photo. About 850,000 people travel to the area each year to see the farmland color during the Tulip Festival.
The Associated Press

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — Sunshine in recent days has Skagit Valley tulips blooming.

Tulip festival spokeswoman Betsy Nevi in Mount Vernon says the fields of flowers are showing lots of color.

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