We've got a lovely Virginia Creeper vine growing up the south side of our house. It's especially striking in the fall when it turns from green to a gorgeous red.
Many years, it completely covers our bathroom window which Papa Pea doesn't like since it can almost totally darken that little room.
This year it hasn't been nearly as luxurious, and I think it is because of lack of moisture. To reach the spot where it grows, I have to drag the watering hose waaaay over to it, and I'll admit I was negligent in doing so very often this very dry summer. So that's probably why it didn't grow as much.