ah, oscularia deltoides, a prolific groundcover that grows fast in the garden- It produces simple but pretty lavender blooms in the springtime.
over a period of time that seemed like overnight, the shape of this succulent transformed as it shot up two flower stalks, giving it an almost lynx-like appearance. Compare to these pics which show you how it looked last month. . .
Thanks for the plant ID FarOutFlora. . . this is Echeveria ‘Topsy Turvy‘
a snapshot from my garden: aeonium tabuliforme blossom
Sempervivum “Lavender and Old Lace”
Morning light, March 2010