Did the Goblins get them?
Mother Nature places very few things in the forest that are bright white: freshly fallen snow, a few types of wildflowers, a glimpse of a cloud through the trees. If something white catches your eye at this time of year, it's most likely an unsightly piece of litter, like a styrofoam cup.
But the other day it was this Halloween balloon, hanging from a tree way back in the woods off the driveway and swaying quietly in the breeze. We don't get any trick-or-treaters out here.
Or do we?