It was after dinner, actually, when I felt the wind change and pick up. I went out front, since front is west and west is the direction most of our weather comes from. What I saw sent me back inside for the camera.
I could tell the front coming in was going to be good for a strong storm. Especially, as it got closer, I could see clouds not just scudding toward the east, but also see updrafts and some partial rotations form.
You say "rotation" in reference to a storm, and most people go inside to shelter. Me, I got excited and stood in the yard, camera pointing up, trying to get pictures of the spots where the rotations would form, then break apart. Of course I was watching for any signs of funnel clouds all the while; I'm not totally stupid. ;0)
I did get one good picture that you can see some rotation in the clouds. That was looking straight up, at the underside of the cloud.
Once the storm had passed, I started scouting around for damage. All I found was this:
One piece of wooden siding had been ripped off the chicken coop by the wind. It was lifted over the stuff in the foreground, and I found it resting, unscathed, on top of the brush hog. DH and I put it back on that night (in the pouring rain which started up again half-way through our endeavor.)
Other than that, our only lasting sign of the storm is this:
Yep, power's out. Running the generator a few hours a couple times a day to keep the fridges and freezers cold, as well as let the well pump run and refill the pressure tank so we can have some water to use sparingly.