I’m not a fan of cold weather and that is putting it mildly. But one thing I look forward to is freezing temperatures that last for several days. Here in Virginia we often flirt with freezing temperatures in the winter, but most of the time it’s not enough for lakes and streams to freeze.
But freezing temperatures can be had if you are willing to travel. I have had great luck in the winter finding frozen water in nearby states of West Virginia, Western Maryland, and Pennsylvania. I prefer to work the edges of streams and lakes. Last year in Maine we did walk on some frozen lakes, but they were covered with about a foot of snow so there was not much to photograph. If you do decide to walk out on a lake or stream please be sure it’s safe. A picture in my opinion is not worth risking your safety. If you stick to the edges I think you will find plenty on interesting patterns and shapes, just remember to dress for the elements.