No, I did not travel to the moon. These are not some strange mushrooms I found. They are not little animals. This is the cheese display in my local, organic market. I was shopping for some goodies one night on the way home from work and noticed this new little box of special cheeses on display. I immediately went over to John, the manager, and asked if I could take some upclose shots of the fabulous, curious, little rounds. I guess my excitement peaked the interest of a few others that heard me and they decided to come see for themselves (i'm sure they were thinking: 'who the hell gets this excited about mold on cheese? friggin weird!') ...and the next thing I knew, I had four employees peering into the cheese case, two of them holding it open for me while I turned on the micro lens and shot away. They're best viewed in all their glory (clicking on the photo to enlarge it) and even then I didn't do them justice.
There's such a beauty in mold. I don't appreciate it much in the shower, or behind the kitchen sink, but in cheese, I find it to be spectacular.