Sarah
can anyone help me? His hair was still damp as he stepped onto the back deck. The air remained warm, but the sun was sinking lower and the sky had fanned into a thousand shades of yellow and orange. Squinting into the distance, he could just make out what looked to be a pod of porpoises playing in the waves beyond the breakers. A latched gate gave way to steps that descended to a planked walkway over the grasses; following the steps, he trekked out to the final dune, discovering more steps leading to the beach. What does "sky had fanned into a thousand shades of yellow and orange" mean? What does "A latched gate gave way to steps that descended to a planked walkway over the grasses" mean?
Jul 12, 2019 8:50 AM
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"sky had fanned into a thousand shades of yellow and orange" The sky was lit in colours from the sunset. The colours appeared to radiate from a point, probably where the sun was, or had been, in the way a fan, as in asian hand fan, radiates outward from the handle. "A latched gate gave way to steps that descended to a planked walkway over the grass. There was a gate. it was latched, had a latch mechanism to keep it closed, until opened. Beyond the gate were steps down to an area of walkway made of wooden planks, boards, which was above grass. the walkway was above grass, had grass underneath, or possibly lower than the walkway. Hope this helps.
July 12, 2019
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