Creeping fig or ficus pulima. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ficus_pumila The pale leaves you’re seeing are the new growth. It grows very well here in Montgomery, but not sure it would make it through the winter in Decatur, though maybe in a sheltered location. Where it does over winter, it can grow very rapidly and cover your house just like english ivy.
I appreciate your response. I already have ficus pumila growing on the garden wall and it does not look like this. I guess there are more varieties than I realized. It is in several locations and it has done well even though we are a bit far north for it. Part of it was here when I moved here 10 years ago and I have added to it. It probably helps that it is on a west wall. However, it never seems to bloom and have the “flowers” like the one pictured. The new growth on the ones I have is just green. Thank you for your help.