View From Molly’s Porch

July 16, 2010

Molly's Sunset photos by Donna

Molly's View Photo by Donna

The Owl Box at Sunset photo by Donna

Pink Skies Photo by Donna

Austin Printing Shipping Labels

Last night we had a little tropical storm role through the area with lightening and thunder. Donna grabbed her camera and took some great sunset photos. Austin spent the day printing shipping labels. As of yesterday he has shipped 350 DVD’s. There might be a slight delay because the firm that is doing the duplications ran out of ink yesterday.

 Austin wanted me to remind everyone that we are now taking orders and shipping to Canada at no extra costs. As of yesterday Austin had received 856 orders. Wow! He wants to thank everyone that has place an order. When you get your DVD please let him know what you think on the blog.

73 Responses to “View From Molly’s Porch”

  1. SusanfromAZ Says:

    Gorgeous photos Donna! Link to order the DVD would be appreciated in the blog post, so we can click on it from our email! Best, Susan

  2. Mary Jozwiak Says:

    Gorgeous sky! Thanks so much for all your hard work, Austin! Donna, thanks for sharing your beautiful photos!

  3. Donna: Your photos are amazing. We can’t wait to watch our DVD! Way to go, Royals!

  4. Katy Van Note Says:

    How amazing, both the photos, Donna, and your DVD orders, Austin and Carlos.
    As always, thanks for everything.

  5. Spragadoo Says:

    Awesome pictures Donna. I love sunsets. Thank you so much for taking them and posting them so we can all enjoy the beauty.(((Hugs)))

  6. DianaJoe Says:

    Goodness Royals, You all are so talented. Is there anything you can’t do. Beautiful pictures. Thanks for letting us peek into you and Molly’s world.

  7. Gaynell Banuet Says:

    Donna your photos are absolutely breathtaking! What a gifted photographer you are! Thank you to you, Carlos, and Austin for all your hard work and devotion in providing us with everything Molly, McGee, and owlets. Words cannot express my gratitude. Have a wonderful and well deserved vacation!

  8. OhioCheryle Says:

    What a beautiful sunset in San Marcos. Thank you Donna for taking the photos. You are a great photographer too. Thanks for everything, both of you are fantastic.


  9. Maria Pugliese Says:

    Amazing photos Donna! Thank you. As I pursue job opportunities in So Cal I started to get nervous about moving so far away. Your pics just reminded me why So Cal has stolen my heart and that I know I can make a nice life there. The natural beauty , the warm people, the healthy climate .I have to try !

  10. Kathy Copas Says:

    Thanks so much for sharing these beautiful images! I know everybody needs time away and you all are looking forward to fledging but, wow, what could possibly be better than this paradise that is right there in your own backyard?! You know, I’d rather sit there and watch spectacular sunsets and those wonderful owls than stay in the finest hotel suite in Maui! You all are so blessed and bring so many blessings to the rest of us. For ALL you do, thank you! And, much love to you, Donna, Carlos, and Austin from here in Indiana!

  11. Kim Says:

    Beautiful shots!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

  12. Deb Zaremba Says:

    Your pictures are stunning! Thanks so much for sharing with us and for the wonderful updates that you give us. Take care.
    Deb Zaremba
    Marietta, GA

  13. Genia Potter Says:

    Wow, Donna, those are beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing.

  14. Karen in Sebring, FL Says:

    Hi Donna, The sunset photos are absolutely stunning! Thank you for sharing them with us! Karen

  15. Mary Ann in Vista Says:

    Donna… what beautiful photos.. A great way to remember the owl box, in such a beautiful setting. You have wonderful talent, thank you for sharing it.

  16. Lynn Says:

    Such beautiful photos, Donna! Thanks for sharing them! We live in central FL so have gotten some awesome shots from the Gulf view.. But it always amazes me how every sunset picture is uniquely beautiful to that sunset/that night!! These you took are just breathtaking! We sure miss getting to drop in and watch Momma Molly for a bit every now & then. We were the group that checked in now & then but never got to stay around for long.. but still enjoyed it immensely.
    thanks again!

  17. Sandra Scott (sandyj999) Says:

    The photos are beautiful, Austin is a sweetie (don’t tell him) and Donna and Carlos you are the best! I am anxiously awaiting my DVD. And we don’t have sunsets like that where I live, we really don’t.


  18. Vera Says:

    The sunset photos are beautiful!
    Received my Molly DVD yesterday and love it. Austin did a great job.

  19. Sue Bauer Says:

    I have just received the ecomic, thank you, but have not received the ebook yet. I ordered at the very beginning when the price was still $5, so I hope I haven’t been lost. I still have the confirmation if you need it. Both of the trial emails came through so I don’t know why the ebook didn’t.

  20. Joan Says:

    Dear Donna, the pictures are so beautiful …thanks to you and Carlos for keeping us involved in the wonderful world of Molly and Mcgee.. Joan from Colorado

  21. FinnWV Says:

    What a beautiful sunset in San Marcos at Molly Royal’s Home! Thanks for sharing with us Donna! Congratulations on your success, Austin!


  22. Roz Parkman Says:

    Donna! Wonderful pics! What an accomplished photographer you are. Actually, what a talented family! Austin, I’ve already received your DVD – within just three days or placing my order. I’m savoring some quiet time to reenact the unique experience we were blessed to be involved IN! Yes, it was fun and we were part of it. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Carlos, Donna, Austin and of course, Molly, McGee plus 4!

  23. Donna,

    Sure glad to see you get to play with the camera also. Those are awesome sunset shots. I took some with my digital camera as screen shots when the owlettes were fledging – that is how much I like sunset shots.

    Carlynne aka littleguys

  24. Linda D. Greene Says:

    Beautiful pictures Donna..Living on Lake Ontario gives us great sunsets too; so really appreciate your picts…Can’t wait for the DVD to arrive!!

  25. Linda Stauffer Says:

    Hi Donna and Carlos,

    Thank you for sharing the beautiful pictures. Anxiously awaiting the DVD. Way to go Austin!

    Linda Stauffer
    Harrisburg, PA

  26. Debi B Says:

    Many thanks Austin for a wonderful DVD. You did an excellent job of putting it together. I admire your hard work and effort at such a young impressionable age. You saw the goal and kicked it thru! High 5 and two thumbs WAY UP from a very happy owner of the Molly DVD! Enjoy your time with your grandparents….they are truly a gift from above and have made many people happy the better part of this year. You are one lucky grandson, and they are very lucky to have you. Good luck in your future, and education. Follow your dreams and goals and the world will be yours to behold!
    Again, many thanks!

  27. cat perry (catsmommy) Says:

    Everyone has said it but it needs to be said again, Beautiful photos, Donna, thankyou for sharing.

  28. Darlene Salisbury Says:

    The sunset photos are spectacular. Beautiful pictures is an understatement. Thank you for posting those and for keeping in contact with all of us out here in the world. You are all wonderful good people. God Bless. It was so good to see live pictures of Molly and her four new eggs. Life is good.

  29. Lisa Sharp Says:

    Wow! Those pictures are amazing. I think they should be included in the coffee table book!

    I watched the video of the Thursday night broadcast. It was great to see you both! Thank you for keeping us informed but for goodness sake, get out of town for a while! ;-)

  30. Tammy Smith Says:

    I’m in the San Diego area so I also experienced the thunderstorm. Pretty pictures at the Owl Box! And I ordered a DVD a few days ago. Can’t wait to see it!

  31. emeraldcher Says:

    psssst pssssssssst Donna………don’t tell Carlos cuz I don’t want him upset but your photos capture the moment(s) exquisitely. The saturation in the first pic………PERFECT! Keep ’em coming if you care too!
    Thank you so much for taking and sharing them with us!!!!!!!!! Those clouds came in fast yesterday and we had rain here near Mt. Helix as well.
    Enjoy your trip you two!

  32. rita Says:

    love the DVD – great job! Brings back memories of watching the owlets and our great mom and dad, molly and mcgee. thanks

  33. Britt in Southern Cal Says:

    I just got the DVD and remember the line from Jerry Maguire “You had me at hello” well from the moment I heard Carlos’ voice and the music I was hooked with tears and all. I don’t want to spoil the surprise for those who have not seen it yet. It was awesome, enjoyed every moment and realized I miss Molly and the owlets so much and it was like reliving the experience all over again. Every breathtaking, tender moment and “gee it was fun.”

    Austin you have done a wonderful job and what wonderful grandparents you have to share this wonderful journey. You should all feel very proud because this video is terrific.

    P.S. I absolutely loved the video you posted with the new footage of Molly. It was wonderful to see her again…and yes, “gee that was fun and I’m so glad you let me be a part of it.”

    Blessings to you all. Your enthusiasm for life and happiness is infectious.

  34. kit Says:

    Donna, beautiful photos! also, congrats to Austin, looking forward to seeing Molly’s Story. hopefully, he will create & release a sequel for the second clutch. Looking forward to more of Donna’s work, as well. Thanks!

  35. Kelly Says:

    Austin, We got your DVD today, boy was that fast! My 5 year old daughter and I watched it together… our favorite part…. “Wake Up Wesley!” How adorably funny! You did a fantastic job!
    K and M

  36. Hi Carlos, I didn’t get my ebook – I ordered it on 7/8/10. It’s transaction #1252340065. Auth. code is 525446

    thank you, Carol

  37. VeeTX Says:


    You, like Carlos, are an accomplished photographer! No wonder Austin is so talented; look at his grandparents. I will be ordering Austin’s DVD,not only to have his version of the Molly story, but to support his in all his hard work at school and on special project. I’d like to think that someday I helped this young man go to college and be a success in his field. Go Austin!!!!!

  38. Carol W. Says:

    Donna, beautiful photos of a spectacular view! No wonder Molly & McGee don’t want to leave. Thank you so much for sharing your talent, home, and family.

  39. Pam Teller Says:

    Carlos ,Donna and Austin,
    Thanks for all the hard work you have done to make this project a success. I got my framed print today and hung it and I am so pleased.
    I would like to give you the name of the agency I work for which is a non profit Mental Health Agency which would love a copy of the DVD. These are adults who struggle with chronic Mental illness. Most of them never leave the city and would not have the opportunity to observe a live web cam, since most of the people can’t afford computers. Anyway keep them in mind for a donation. Just ask me for their address.

  40. Pam Teller Says:

    Here it is: Greater Trenton Behavioral Health Care
    314-316 East State Street, Trenton, NJ 08608 Send it to my attention.

  41. Suzanne M. Says:

    Hi Donna — I’m sure hoping Austin will incorporate your photos into his Molly & Magee sequel DVD.
    I’m also hoping there is a chance for some sort of pay-to-view of this new clutch. Perhaps this could be set up in a way to futher enhance Austin’s college fund. The ongoing owlcam is an incredible way to keep minds focused on positive things instead of dwelling so much on the negative that seems to be pervasive in today’s world.
    Thanks to all of you for showing the wonder & beauty of nature! From Suzanne (newly retired nurse!) from Albuquerque.

  42. Rosemary Says:

    Donna, your photos are beautiful… You Royal’s
    are just amazing people, and we Molly fans are so very lucky that you have shared Molly’s story with us in pictures, video, chat..and of course with Austin’s DVD… Can’t wait til mine arrives.
    Austin, you are very talented and I wish you the best life can offer you… You have an amazing start with grandparents Carlos and Donna.

    Rosemary in Dallas

  43. Lisa A. Burns Says:

    Oh Donna! Fabulous photos!!!! Thank you so much for sharing them! Can’t wait to get Austin’s DVD…I miss you all. I miss The Owl Box, Molly, McGee, …Carlos, and you Donna. Please do this again…I think about the new eggs and our beloved Owls all the time. God Bless you and keep you. Thanks again for sharing!!
    Lisa from NE FL

  44. Kim Says:

    Beautiful shots! Once again, thank you for sharing your backyard and your lives with us as much as you have. Can’t wait to get my DVD. All right, Austin! You may have your first year almost paid for!!


  45. Diana Schleicher Says:

    Donna, you photos are amazingly beautiful!!

  46. Carol Ann Bossemeyer Says:

    Alright Molly, way to pick real estate! Congrats Austin, I want one but I need to wait a little longer. My order is coming. love you all.

  47. Mary Baxter Says:

    I received my Molly DVD and it is just wonderful. I didn’t hear about Molly & McGee until after the eggs had hatched so the DVD showed me all that I had missed. Great job Austin!

  48. Carol Says:

    GO AUSTIN!!!!

  49. Vicki Denham Says:

    hello Donna I put your sunset picture on my desk top just breath taking. Thanks for sharing Vicki

  50. Lois Fusco Says:

    Hi, Someone of Facebook said,”Go see the sunset if you’re in So. CA.” I didn’t get up, but now I see that I didn’t have to, Donna, you took the sunset pics for us to enjoy!! Thans so much..blessings!

  51. Wow, Donna!! Carlos is not the only photographer in the family! Gorgeous views and spectacular pictures. Since photos cannot capture the real thing, I’m sure that the real thing was must have been breathtaking if the photos were that good! Thanks for sharing.

  52. Elyse Wright Says:

    Austin needs to keep us informed of his progress through college now that we are all investors in his future. Wonderful job, Austin. Maybe you’ve found your new career in film and film editing.

  53. Cindy Says:

    Great job with the photos Donna.
    We’re here in Fallbrook. Was amazed at the beautiful sunset. Glad you shared it with the folks.

    Hope Molly is doing okay with all this terrible heat.

    Love Austin’s DVD. A talented young man with grandparents and family who love him so much.
    You are all blessed.


  54. Ginger Says:

    Received my DVD today and just finished watching it.
    It was soooooo sweet. I loved seeing the owlets again and listening to the sounds they made!! Thank you so much Austin for doing this for all of us!! I will always treasure the time I spent with Molly and her family, Carlos and his family, and all the MODS!!!!

  55. joyroyal Says:

    I received my Molly videos that were created by my nephew Austin Faure and could hardly wait to watch one of them. It is a very facinating and interesting video telling the story of Molly and her family from the beginning to the end. In other words I loved it! Thank you Austin, Grandma and I appreciate all the hard work you put into making this video. It brings back many happy memories. Love, the owls, and love you. I can hardly wait to share my extra videos with other family members.
    Aunt Winnie J.

  56. Joanne Borle Says:

    Hi Donna,
    Wow..beautiful photos!!!
    You have the gift too … :0)
    Hey .. Austin…. you have your hands full … hope all is going well.

    Joanne Borle from Burnaby, B.C. – Canada
    aka joanne51

  57. Denise Thies Says:

    OMG Donna! What do you do with your left hand? What a tremendously talented family. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photography with all of us.

    Austin, so happy to hear of the success with your DVD. I still need to order mine but must have my S-I-L order for me (I don’t have a Paypal account). Rest assured I would not miss a chance to experience Molly, McGee and family all over again!

    Wishing you the best life has to offer Austin as you seek your place in this world. You are a fine young man (with fabulous grandparents, I must add) and I’m sure you will do quite well in whatever career path you take in the years ahead.

    All the best to the Royal and Faure families and thank you for sharing your lives with us!

    Denise Thies

  58. Kathy Says:

    Donna – You are an amazing photographer, in my opinion. I hope you will post more of your photos on your travel page as you enjoy your vacation!

  59. What a view..Great pictures Donna..Molly is a lucky girl.

  60. Bonnie Hafdell aka jacumbaowlwtchr Says:

    Watched the DVD last night……..all the memories have returned. Good job Austin, you have a career for your future. Donna, the sunset photo is wonderful. Have a great vacation and stay in touch with all of us with MODS.

  61. Nancy C Harp Says:

    Austin, the DVD is wonderful! You certainly told the story of Molly and her family in a very special way. The pictures, narration, and music, were a tremendous joy to see and hear. This special DVD is a excellent tool to use for educating children/adults about these wonderful Barn Owls. You, your family and the others who worked on this project have brought joy to many who would have otherwise never known about this marvelous creature other than perhaps it’s name. Thank You! Nancy from Illinois

  62. grlsctldr Says:

    Looking forward to receiving the DVD… hear nothing but praise!

    Have you heard BugGirl’s song…wonderful song telling the story of M&M and the love we shared.

    Hope you enjoy your vacation, you truly deserve it!

  63. Genia Potter Says:

    I have a concern to address to Austin about ordering my DVDs; please, is there a way to do that? I have left several comments on this issue and have not received anything except an automated response that did not address the problem.
    Hate to be a nag, but this concern needs to be addressed before I can order. Thanks so much.

  64. Hi Genia, I don’t get any response either. I never received my ebook and don’t know how to get a message to them.

  65. Marie Says:

    Beautiful pictures Donna! Thank you and Carlos for the live broadcast today…it is a blessing!

  66. Estelle Perlin Says:

    Bought under…Thanks so much for this awesome DVD…I showed it today to the assisted living here in Newton Mass, they loved it….I want to buy more and distribute them out to everyone around here…when I have some monies shortly…Thanks Austin and your family for long hard working hours…WE LOVE YOU!!!!Sincerely, Estelle

  67. Kim Gorman Says:

    Carlos, THANK YOU so much for the live broadcast of Molly this evening. Woot woot!!! What a great surprise.


  68. SactoSylvia Says:

    Thank you, thank you for broadcasting today. What a wonderful surprise that was, and what a treat to see Molly and chat with fellow MODs again!

  69. Ramona Dixon Says:

    Austin: I received the DVD today and it is AWESOME beyond words. I laughed out loud and cried a lot as I have been watching almost since the beginning. I wish you great success & hope you sell thousands. Thanks so very much to your wonderful grandparents as well for all their wonderful work, photos and for letting us watch again. Blessings to all of you, Ramona

  70. FinnWV Says:


    My husband and I just finished watching Molly’s Story and we loved it! The narration, pictures and music were just perfect.! Thank you for all of your hard work and taking the time to tell this story on DVD. You picked out just the right video clips and photos! Just loved seeing them all put together like this! Thank you and thanks to the producers Carlos and Donna and your production crew including Vicki, Jon, Chris, Eric, and John.

    You should be so proud of yourself! You will no doubt be successful in any career you choose! Congratulations!


  71. KW Says:

    Carlos and Donna, As I said before you absolutely are the best. You have made my day. I never ever thought watching an OWL would make me so happy but Molly just seems to bring such a big smile on my face! Thank you for inviting us to your backyard to experience M&M and the little ones for a second go around. We know how much time this will to maintain so we do appreciate that you have afforded this to us MODS again!
    Most Sincerely,

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