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Our last visit to South Africa, it was our goal to get out of the big cities and stay in “out of the way”, rural accommodations.
We were introduced to a wonderful, enchanting place north of Johannesburg called DIE OU PASTORIE. Translated into “The House of the Pastor”.

This lovely place had been the residence of the local province Pastor back in the late 1800"s. The main house and all the existing buildings had been transformed into a beautiful Guest House and B&B.
The gardens and grounds were in Spring bloom and my favorite time of the day was the morning and breakfast on the Pastor’s front porch.

I enjoy a full time career as a working Fine Art Artist and Natural Lifestyle Photographer.
To me, my art and photography is the best way to express what I see around me.
I also teach both mediums and I host 3 and 4 day Art and Photography Workshop Retreats through my private studio on my desert property in Nevada/Arizona.
I formed Elbow Canyon Fine Art & Photography Retreats several years ago to offer my students a unique one-on-one instruction.
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  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...11 months ago

    nothing like a good breakfast among beautiful calming surroundings…………now I’m hungry……….

  • LOL…you are too funny MONBOTF! Thanks always for your support… can’t believe how many people have left RB…it is like a ghost town around here, glad you still check in!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghan11 months ago

    very inviting Susan….such a pretty setting.

  • Thanks! Already have our reservations for our 2014 trip… I didn’t want to leave this place, will post an album on FB…easier process to show people a grouping of shots of this magical place… stay tuned on FB…LOL!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • barnsis
    barnsis11 months ago

    Lovely still life

  • Thanks MT1…it was a wonderful place…you and Julie would have loved it!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghan11 months ago

    will do!

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjes11 months ago


    2014/01/15 2 × 24hrs

  • My Pleasure!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • Dorothy  Pinder
    Dorothy Pinder11 months ago

    Beautiful still life!

  • Thanks Dorothy…it was such a wonderful place, a photograph in every direction!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillips11 months ago

    Beautiful Susan, I ’m thinking that the ham, eggs, bacon, grits, muffins, pancakes, waffles, and fresh fruit and melons are just sitting right out of the frame…am I right?

  • LOLO… well actually you are right …but it was at the wonderful buffet they fashioned each morning… and a string quartet over under the trees… a mythical place! Thanks!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimage11 months ago

  • Larry Lingard-Davis
    Larry Lingard-...11 months ago


    Chosen for Ambiance / Thought / & Composition.

  • Wonderful! Thanks so much! Always appreciated!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...11 months ago

    A delightful setting and a great image – congratulations on your feature for this lovely work !

  • Thanks! it was a magical place!

    – Susan Bergstrom

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