A few years ago I had a job requiring travel among the back roads of Alberta’s MacKenzie Municipal District No. 23, a region that would encompass three smaller European countries. It was a job in which I could pay attention to the region’s movement through the seasons in terms of weather, light and darkness. One year ago today, I took my camera and tripod out and away from High Level to revisit these same backroads, though for an afternoon and evening I remained oriented to the rural landscape between La Crete and Fort Vermilion, Alberta. I began taking photos in the mid-afternoon working my way from La Crete toward Fort Vermilion and then rounded out the evening with photos of main street High Level and its Christmas decor. Here’s a look back to photographs taken a year ago today.