When I first moved out of Toronto into a more rural setting (I love the city, but I’m not a big fan of living there), this house was still maintained a bit. At that time plants were kept from devouring it whole. That was over 10 years ago.
I would love to show a before image, which would show the change more dramatically. Unfortunately, back then I wasn’t into photography. I guess there’s good advice for everyone; get out there and take more pictures. You never know when something interesting will no longer be there to photograph later.