Deliquesce – definition: 1) to melt away or to disappear as if by melting 2) (chemistry) to dissolve gradually and become liquid by attracting and absorbing moisture from the air, as certain salts, acids, and alkalies.
Not sure about chemistry but my fellow Writers Foundation members, Dream Write Publishing staff and I were melting yesterday at the Arts in the Plaza and Strathcona Celebrates. It was a pageantry filled day (my English is showing!) Tanks and military vehicles paraded through the streets and then the horse guards, which were my favorite. Bright red uniforms and gold helmets with tassels flowing.
If you are interested here is a link to his biography. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Smith,_1st_Baron_Strathcona_and_Mount_Royal
Luckily we had canopies to shade us and displays of the Writers Foundation history were very popular. I managed to hand out quite a few Rumble coloring competition pages so hopefully there will be lots of entries to judge.