Zinnias are such a long lasting flower. Unlike other types of annuals, the blooms seem to last for weeks. They also make the prettiest bouquets. I haven't actually counted up the number of different colors of zinnias that I have this year; but my variety is wonderful. There are so many different shades of pinks, reds, and oranges. In the next few days I will begin collecting seeds from all of them; sorting them by color and storing them in brown paper bags in the garage until next spring.
The bees are even enjoying them:
And in black and white, you can really admire their texture: