The wet summer has made the trees very happy. The hibiscus is particularly bright this year.

and the jacarandas that line the streets running down to the sea
are blossoming profusely, with their beautiful blue. 

 Magnolias are sending up white spears, that open into fullsome milky cups

 and among the native trees, the puriri are full of berries, which makes the tuis very happy

 while palm trees are hanging great droops of berries also,

like golden afro hair-cuts.
Yes, even if people complain about all the rain, the trees are certainly rejoicing.