Anyway, right now it has happened to a sprinkler I can see from my bedroom window. And lilerthkwake demands pictures, so pictures she shall get!
As seen from my balcony:
Another view from my balcony:
The view from the ground outside my apartment:
The view from under the birch tree, with the camera turned sideways:
The view from the second-floor landing of a nearby apartment, with the camera turned sideways (and with some drops of water on the camera lens, I think):
With the extra-long exposure "night" option on, and setting the camera on a fence nearby to hold it steady:
(Yes, I did also try the extra-long exposure when not holding the camera steady, with streaks of light everywhere; but I didn't like any of those.)
Kneeling nearby and photographing upward toward the birch tree:
A spherical lamppost (the large white circle) through the water:
In this whole set of pictures, I really like how the birch leaves look so similar to the size and shape of the drops of water.