A blog by Grant Stephens

Ultimate Lighting

Ultimate Lighting

So on these awesome summer's eves the sun might go down and the lights come on and then the games really begin. Nothings like summer and some ultimate!
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There is something about it that is just awesome. I've tried to right this post a couple of times and failed every time cause I just can't describe it properly, but this time I will succeed (Or i have hope that I will cause it i morning).
Ok, so firstly it is a new day, every time you wake up, there is is, fresh, brand new and you have no clue what it can hold for you- kinda like waking up to a present every morning and it is never the same thing. Then there is the freshness, seriously, I don't know what happens overnight but in the morning everything just seems fresh, kinda like the air has had a change to catch a breath and is ready for action.
You may have noticed by now that I am a morning person and so I like waking up... imagine not liking it- you have to do if for the rest of your life- get used to it and enjoy it. Anyway, so you open your eyes, sometimes you remember where you went to sleep other times you don't and you're like- Oh, I'm here, I forgot. Then there is also sometimes that moment or two of trying to put a dream back together- sometimes you are a little shattered that it was only a dream, but other time you re thankful that it was. So there you lie and your mind is working already... Maybe dreaming is just a little kickstart for it- just helping it on its way for the day.
Anyway so you wake up and the sun also just feels fresh, like it also just woke up. The fact that it hasn't moved and you've just spun around a bit is irrelevant- it is fresh for you!
Naturally there are sometimes things to look forward to and sometimes things not to look forward to but at the beginning of the day there is also new hope and strength- Take it!
Be Waking

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My Pride (Again)

Dad Skiing

This being my blog (Last time I checked) I am from time to time allowed to show off, so this is my Dad of whom I am most proud. The fact that this photo was taken in his late 50's and with a hip replacement is just proving my point a bit more. Naturally the photo also helps and photoshop wasn't used.
Be Proud
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Right Now Right Here Theory

One day, not so long ago, I came to a realisation. It is from hence forth going to be called the right now right here theory.
Let me try and explain, right now, I want to be right here. I am sitting in someone else's room, slightly hungry, in my pyjamas and i don't want to be anywhere else. If i wanted to be elsewhere I would go there or do something about it, but unless you are willing to change something don't complain about it. So for right now I am completely and utterly happy being right here. Now this does not just translate to this moment but in general day to day stuff too, for example, later I won't be in my pyjamas, but in overalls and then I will be happy being right there right then.
The time for complaining is over and the time for change is now (Feel like someone way more important said that before me) so be right now right here or do something about it and in so doing you are being right now right here.
Be Right Now Right Here

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Green Mint

Green Mint

I find that sometimes all i need is some time in the garden. Sometimes I take my camera along and take a few shots. Most of them don't turn out to be anything, but some do, like this one I think. It is a mint plant.
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i Complex

Well hello there. This post might take a little bit of explaining, but please stick with me and you might just learn something. In maths there is such as thing as a complex number. This involves a square root of a negative number. The point is that ironically a complex number is denoted by the letter i.
With the maths lesson over let us continue. I am complex, just as i is complex. My point is that I have been on this piece of rock for 20 odd years and over that time I may have tried to simplify my life as much as possible but we cannot deny that experience makes us more and more complex, hence we become more like i. By that logic I would like to propose that with experience we become more of an individual and this means that in a conversation you can say I and it is you the individual talking, no longer just ideas that you heard elsewhere, bur your own personal point of view which at times may be very i.
I like being i and that is what makes me me.
Be i

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Nature's Sunrise

Natures Sunrise

Some places the sun sets over the ocean and other places it rises- here it was rising and rising beautifully.
Be Risen
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