Attending the Orchid Mania exhibit at the Cleveland Botanical Garden usually means leaving the cold, snowy, black and white world of winter and stepping into the colorful, warm and humid tropical world of orchids. The colors and scents are a feast for the eyes and the soul after the stark, almost colorless, almost scentless days of January and February. This year there was less of a contrast between the sunny, bright outdoors, and the vibrant, showy orchid exhibit. I’m not sure why I felt that way. I know I’m not the only one who did and/or commented on it. Perhaps because winter has been so mild.