Houses being consumed by nature

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The Sweet Juniper blog has a gallery of abandoned Detroit houses a.k.a “Feral Houses” that are being overcome by the trees and shrubs and plants growing around, on and in them.

Feral, used in this sense, means they have reverted to a wild state, as from domestication. Our world feral comes from the Latin root fera, or “wild beast,” but it also has a connection to another Latin word, feralis, literally: belonging to the dead.