The oboe is a narrow channel through which one must push a flood of expression.
Sad news...something got to Mother Cardinal's eggs :-( I went to take a Mother's Day photo and they were gone. Dang it. I looked up what animals like to eat cardinal eggs, and a bunch of things do, including squirrels, chipmunks, and bluejays.
Albioni oboe compositions (Stefan Schilli, oboe):