From red to redder, tis the season of peonies. Ants are busy helping loosen the many petals in each bloom.
A sure sign of spring.
Maedchen mit Pfingstrosen [Girl With Peonies] by Alexej Von Jawlensky, 1909
Von Jawlensky was part of the early 20th century Blauer Reiter movement along with the father of Expressionism, Wasilly Kandinsky, August Macke, Lionel Feininger, Albert Bloch and my favorite, Franz Marc, among others.