Hens and Chicks in my front garden that are showing a tinge of red after a couple of heavy frosts.
This Plain Jane variety is the one I remember best.
Another childhood memory that comes to mind when I look at these plants, is of driving out to the country to my grandparents farm with my mom and a couple of her sisters.
They were on their own memory journeys. They all recalled Grandma had Hens and Chicks growing on a rock near the farmhouse and they were determined to go back and see if they were still there.
I don't know whether they found what they were looking for or not, but the name Sempervivum means 'live forever' so maybe they are still there...somewhere.