So there I was, having coffee on the deck and enjoying the warm morning air, when I looked down and saw that they had bloomed!! When I went down to take pictures, a woman passed by, walking her dog and complimented me on the blooms. I'll have to admit, I was slightly giddy.
After a brief conversation we decided that they were a kind of tulip. So of course, the interweb came to the rescue -- and I think they might be Greigii Tulips.
What do you think?