Dodging the bullet... from frost.
The prediction was for a record low, down to 27 df. It did get down to 30 df, but there was no actual frost and when the sun came out only the basil and the zinnia flowers had suffered. I was thrilled that my pole beans were spared as they need at least two more weeks to finish drying. Luckily the forecast for the next week is temps in the 20's and 60's with night temps in the 40's.
The marigolds and cosmos are putting on quite a show., as is the self-seeded celosia.
The second photo is the best photo of 'Bolero' marigold that I've taken this year, showing it's most frequent pattern and coloring.