While it's easy to lament the frosts and the demise of the annual plants, I've noticed in the last few years that the annuals know that it's time....they've been declining ever since the nights turned a bit chilly!
Here's the last of 'em...
I am in L.O.V.E. with the coloration on this bloom. Definitely planting cosmos again next year.
Here are the last good-looking zinnias. Accented with a bit of parsley.
It'll be a long time until blooms next spring....sigh.