How high they grow - like a big F-you to gravity. Defying everything around them, reaching up taller and taller to the heavens.
I love how they follow the sun throughout the day. Echoing its trace across the sky.
I love how big they are. A gentle giant of the botanic world.
I love the thousands of little pieces they have within them. Not just one, three, or five stamens, but thousands - to ensure pollination!
And, mostly, I love their colour. That vibrant, golden yellow that both burns and soothes simultaneously.
To me they are complete. Wonderful. Brilliant. Exciting. Graceful.
That's why they are my favourites :)