Children’s Fairyland

“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn’t be. And what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?”



Fern spied this building and yelled “C Cake!” (Cupcake). She’s had two cupcakes in her life…apparently they were good ones.

There are very few photos from the day of her face. I spent most of the time delighting in trying to keep up.

There was nothing so very remarkable in that; nor did Alice think it so very much out of the ordinary to hear the Rabbit say to itself ‘Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!’ …but when the Rabbit actually took a watch out its waistcoat pocket, and looked at it, and then hurried on, Alice startled to her feet.

After a fall such as this, I shall think nothing of tumbling downstairs!

Fern was as quick as the White Rabbit himself.

‘Who cares for you?’ said Alice, (she had grown to her full size by this time.) ‘You’re nothing but a pack of cards!’

She escaped Wonderland, to suddenly find herself in the land of Ms. Potter, where Peter Rabbit has adapted to a domestic life.

A covered bridge brought us to the fairyland of the Old West. Don’t be surprised…where do you think the saloon girls got their style?

In the middle of Fairyland, there’s a chapel (?). I had just enough time to offer a prayer for Earth and Humanity, before we ran out the door. I’ll never pass up an opportunity to connect with Source, regardless of the house it resides in.

Follow, follow, follow, follow, follow the yellow brick road…

Thank goodness curiosity (and the potential presence of fairies) is not confined to a theme park.

From imagination comes the blueprint for a better future. Our visit to Children’s Fairyland, near Lake Merrit in Oakland, was a much needed respite from this “serious business” of living. Sharing in my daughter’s wonder and joy was just what the witchdoctor ordered.


On a completely unrelated note: For those of you inspired by Diana Beresford-Kroeger in my last post, she was just interviewed by Caroline Casey for the Visionary Activist show yesterday, on KPFA. You can listen to it here, and it is well worth an hour spent.

Have a beautiful weekend lovelies!




6 thoughts on “Children’s Fairyland

  1. thank you- quinn just finished listening to me reading peter pan, and i was wondering what book would be next- i think alice would be good. 🙂 i love the way you captured her movement, and i like the children only saloon.

    1. i thought of you! i figured you were working! we went first on monday morning, but it was closed, so then we went on weds.

      we definitely want to go back and i am thinking of taking her to the halloween festivities there…i will let you know next time!

  2. I really need to get Clover down to check out Children’s Fairyland. I’ve heard of it, but we’ve never been. I think she’d totally dig it 🙂 That pic of Fern’s wee face in the straw house is soooooo cuuuuuute!

    Thanks so much for the link, I just finished listening to it, interesting interesting stuff and now I want to plant a madrone in the yard ASAP!

  3. awww…i love fairyland! i haven’t been since my littler guy was born…..good reminder to go next time we are up there….maybe we can go together sometime ☺

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