Weekly Photo Challenge Symbol.
Bat (fu 蝠)
“A picture of a bat (fu 蝠) can be a visual pun for “good fortune” or happiness (fu 福) because both characters are pronounced fu. Often the bat is shown flying upside down because the character (dao 倒) for “upside-down” and the character (dao 到) meaning “to have arrived” are both pronounced dao. Therefore, if a person were to say “the bat is flying upside down” a listener could just as easily hear this as “happiness has arrived” which, of course, has a very auspicious connotation. ”
A most auspicious sighting! I was double lucky and double happy to have seen this thirsty bat, close up in the middle of the day. And I got his picture!