Being that Sunday was Mother's Day, I thought the parks and gardens in Wilmington would be full of people, which turned out to be untrue for 2 out of 3 that I visited. The one thing they all had in common was ROCKS. And also, 2 out of 3 also had flowers. Gibraltar gardens had Bluebells in bloom, taking the place of all the tulips I saw there a couple of weeks ago. And of course, there was the very large Rock of Gibraltar. Was this how the estate got its name? Never thought of it before!
Wilmington's "Class A Affiliate" baseball team of Kansas City is called the Blue Rocks. I once took a tour of rock sites around town and was told that the land under the city is igneous rock, formed when the area was islands of volcanos, sort of like Hawaii is today. So dig most anywhere around here, and what do you find? It's gneiss or as locals call it, Brandywine granite. Locals find it every time they dig in their gardens.
Then I did a short hike around the grounds of the Sculpture Garden and labyrinth at the Delaware Art Museum, where I saw very few people, but lots of sculptures and lots of ROCKS. And since I had never taken the time to walk the labyrinth, I did so. It is located inside an old reservoir, made of ROCKS.
My last stop was Brandywine Park at the parking lot across from the (now closed) zoo. Parking spaces were hard to come by but I did not see an overload of people, so the rest must have been walking along the Brandywine Creek. There were a few families picknicking and a group was gathered in the center of the rose garden, in a circle with social distancing. The creek was running high, due to our recent downpours, but the bridges still provided shade (and an echo chamber for one small boy) and one of the ROCKS in the center of the creek hosted a couple of geese.