Saturday dawned beautiful and windy. Good for sun worshippers, bad for allergy sufferers.

Still, the world keeps turning and the newspaper’s daily evolution of tearing it down and filling it back up, goes on.

The first assignment of the day was to photograph the Sonoma County Robotics Challenge.  There is a part of me that still gets a kick out of building things, my son also enjoys creating his own Lego contraptions and improving on them.

Kids being kids.

Trent White, left, gets excited as his team from Austin Creek Elementary of Aidan Schram, green shirt and Spencer Douglass beat Roman Monts, bottom right and Jared Gullickson, standing in light blue shirt, of Strawberry Elementary School who were narrowly defeated in the finals of the Drag Racing event during the Robotics Challenge, Saturday May 1, 2010 at Elsie Allen High School in Santa Rosa. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2010

The second event which coworker Crista Jeremiason and I covered was the May Day immigration march from Roseland to Julliard Park in Santa Rosa.  Lots of walking here and a ton of photographs to be made.

Seven year-old Jonathan Hernandez of Santa Rosa watches a rally before the start of Saturday's annual May Day immigration march in Santa Rosa. (Kent Porter / The Press Democrat) 2010

Alejandro Cabrera of Sonoma, center, holding flag, prepares for the start of the May Day march in Roseland. (Kent Porter / The Press Democrat) 2010

The May Day march continues under Highway 101 at Fifth Street in Santa Rosa. (Kent Porter / The Press Democrat) 2010

To see a video of the march, shot by Jeremiason and I, click here.   There is also a photo gallery of the march here.

Have a great Sunday.

-Kent Porter