A hidden pump sends gentle streams of water down the sides of the 2-foot-tall Aqualens acrylic sphere, which then pools in a 5-foot-wide steel dish. The sphere can also be illuminated. (allisonarmour.us)
Allison Armour designs wonderful sphere fountains out of large acrylic spheres placed in Stainless Steel discs. The water is piped up through the middle of the sphere and cascades down around the sphere into the stainless disc below.
A rather striking water feature beautifully lit. One wonders what's going on in the rest of the garden - black limestone paving/Ophiopogon planiscarpus 'Nigrescens'/Astelia chathamica 'Silver Spear'? ... the creative juices are flowing!