Due to a number of converging circumstances, a batch of pickles couldn’t be preserved. When we first prepared to can, we discovered an interesting mold growing on top (which is not unusual and not life threatening). I covered the rinsed pickles with water and covered the jar with plastic wrap. There it sat for three days. The mold began to come back and I saved it for a day when DW and BW would be by. Here are the photos. I’ve not been able to identify it. FYI: Because I’d filled the jar with water and not added additional salt, I didn’t feel comfortable eating the pickles. So we tossed them.