Earth Spririts Apothecary in Old Sturbridge Village
I made my way from Boston Airport to the magical site of my next booksigning.
Sturbridge Village draws visitors interested in buying antiques and appreciating quaint buildings. The herb shop, then, fits into the landscape as a relic of a quaint medicine rather than as evidence of hippies in town. Both curious visiting antique collectors and grateful local consumers of herbal medicine and literature frequent the shop.
Spiritual emanations from the apothecary shingle
Herb garden in front of the store
Stepping stone in the herb garden
Inside Earth Spirits Apothecary
I am welcomed by Diane Nuckles, proprietoress of the apothecary.
As frequently happens in a small store that has its own following, a cosy group gathered in the classroom at the back of the store for my stories and music...
Friends of the Earth Spirits Apothecary
...and I gave them my best.
I loved meeting Diane's family: son,
Justin, and husband, Perry.
Diane planted another herb garden in front of her home.
When I came over to their home to take
a shower, I noticed