Well, after a couple of rehearsals (2 light frosts, 2 (barely) freezes), the fat lady finally let it all out last night. It got down to 27 under clear skies. This morning everything was frozen and covered in a hard frost.
The last clematis bloom stayed for the final curtain - what a trooper it was this year!
This frost/freeze has now taken the stuffing out of the annuals, salvias, cannas, dahlias and anything else tender. There are supposed to be a few bright days this week after a bout of rain on Monday, so between pulling up the plants, cleaning up the beds, and wrestling up the leaves for mulch, it looks to be another busy spell for me ahead. *groan*